National Neighborhood Watch

National Neighborhood Watch The foundation of the Neighborhood Watch program is information, training, technical support and resources provided to local law enforcement agencies and citizens.
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Neighborhood Watch is undoubtedly one of the oldest and most well-known crime prevention programs in history. While the modern day concept of program rose to prominence in the late 1960s in response to an increasing burglary rate, the roots of Neighborhood Watch can actually be traced all the way back to the days of Colonial settlements, when night watchmen patrolled the streets. The modern version of the Neighborhood Watch Program was developed as a result of the multiple requests from sheriffs and police chiefs around the country who were looking for a crime prevention program that would incorporate citizen involvement and address the increasing number of burglaries taking place, especially in rural and suburban areas. In 1972, the National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) took the concept a step further by seeking funding to make the program a national initiative. Thanks to a grant from the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, the National Neighborhood Watch Program was started.

Neighborhood Watch is undoubtedly one of the oldest and most well-known crime prevention programs in history. While the modern day concept of program rose to prominence in the late 1960s in response to an increasing burglary rate, the roots of Neighborhood Watch can actually be traced all the way back to the days of Colonial settlements, when night watchmen patrolled the streets. The modern version of the Neighborhood Watch Program was developed as a result of the multiple requests from sheriffs and police chiefs around the country who were looking for a crime prevention program that would incorporate citizen involvement and address the increasing number of burglaries taking place, especially in rural and suburban areas. In 1972, the National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) took the concept a step further by seeking funding to make the program a national initiative. Thanks to a grant from the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, the National Neighborhood Watch Program was started.

Mission: National Neighborhood Watch (NNW) works to enhance, expand, and revitalize watch programs throughout the country. NWW provides information, training, technical support and resources to local law enforcement agencies and citizens about Neighborhood Watch.

Operating as usual

October was designated as crime prevention month in 1984 by Presidential Proclamation! This year, the National Crime Pre...
10/06/2020

October was designated as crime prevention month in 1984 by Presidential Proclamation!

This year, the National Crime Prevention Council has created themes for each week - visit https://www.ncpc.org/programs/crime-prevention-month/ to find out more.

Week 1, October 1 – 3: McGruff® Turns 40!
Week 2, October 5 – 9: Stay Safe. Go For Real.
Week 3, October 12 – 16: Working Together to Reduce Violent Crime
Week 4, October 19 – 23: Promoting Public Health and Safety in Communities
Week 5, October 26 – 30: Protect Your PIN: Outsmart Fraudsters

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10/06/2020

National Neighborhood Watch's cover photo

Did you know that September 28th (today!) is National Good Neighbor Day! In 1978, United States President Jimmy Carter i...
09/28/2020

Did you know that September 28th (today!) is National Good Neighbor Day!

In 1978, United States President Jimmy Carter issued Proclamation 4601: “As our Nation struggles to build friendship among the peoples of this world, we are mindful that the noblest human concern is concern for others. Understanding, love and respect build cohesive families and communities. The same bonds cement our Nation and the nations of the world. For most of us, this sense of community is nurtured and expressed in our neighborhoods where we give each other an opportunity to share and feel part of a larger family…I call upon the people of the United States and interested groups and organizations to observe such day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.”

Learn more at https://www.nationalgoodneighborday.com/.

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09/01/2020

National Neighborhood Watch's cover photo

Today marks the first day of #HurricaneSeason. If you live in an area threatened by hurricanes, preparation can be a gre...
06/01/2020

Today marks the first day of #HurricaneSeason. If you live in an area threatened by hurricanes, preparation can be a great topic for neighborhood watch groups to discuss!

The season runs typically from June 1 through November 30.

Hurricanes are dangerous and can cause major damage because of storm surge, wind damage, and flooding. They can happen along any U.S. coast or in any territory in the Atlantic or Pacific oceans. Storm surge is historically the leading cause of hurricane-related deaths in the United States.

Check out ready.gov/hurricanes for more information and resources.

We've seen an uptick in fake law enforcement officers taking advantage of the current environment. “They’re wannabe poli...
04/06/2020
Crisis Gives Fake Cops an Opening to Exploit

We've seen an uptick in fake law enforcement officers taking advantage of the current environment.

“They’re wannabe police officers, and the coronavirus is making it easier for them to do it,” said Janis G. Mangum, the sheriff at Jackson County Sheriff's Office. “They’re up to no good and it bothers me a lot.”

Police impersonators with phony badges and flashing blue lights are taking advantage of quarantine rules to defraud or harass people across the country, the authorities warn.

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Nextdoor Launches Help Map and Groups to Bring Neighbors Together
03/18/2020
Nextdoor Launches Help Map and Groups to Bring Neighbors Together

Nextdoor Launches Help Map and Groups to Bring Neighbors Together

Nextdoor was created to bring neighbors together — this is important in good times and essential in times of need. Today, we’re launching two features to help you do that now, when it matters most. We’re releasing Nextdoor Groups globally to aid the continued organization of local help groups ...

03/05/2020
Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Looking for a topic for your next neighborhood watch meeting?

The World Health Organization (WHO) created and released an online training module on the coronavirus: Emerging respiratory viruses, including COVID-19: methods for detection, prevention, response and control.

The course is available here: https://openwho.org/courses/introduction-to-ncov (you'll need to sign up for an OpenWHO account, which is free of charge).

Check out this short introductory video, then head over to OpenWHO and enroll.

What do you know about the novel Coronavirus that is causing a health emergency? Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging...

National Neighborhood Watch's cover photo
01/13/2020

National Neighborhood Watch's cover photo

Great tip from Kalamazoo Public Safety's Sergeant Chuck Mason! He said if you’re leaving home this holiday season, it’s ...
12/18/2019
Leaving town for the holidays? Police say to wait to post photos until you get back

Great tip from Kalamazoo Public Safety's Sergeant Chuck Mason! He said if you’re leaving home this holiday season, it’s important to be conscious of what you’re posting and who can see it.

“I think it’s difficult. I think it requires some restraint not to post about your life. I understand that. I’ve grown up in a world of technology and social media. But we also have to understand the risks involved," Mason said.

In the world of social media, it’s almost painful not to leave a track record of what we’re up to. But this holiday season, police are saying to put down the phone if you’re heading out of town. Sgt. Chuck Mason with Kalamazoo Public Safety said a common way robbers choose their ta...

Lt. Andy Long from the Amory Police Department notes that neighborhood watch programs could help prevent package theft.
12/17/2019
Local law enforcement warns public of holiday "porch pirates"

Lt. Andy Long from the Amory Police Department notes that neighborhood watch programs could help prevent package theft.

Holiday package delivery usually means a spike in "porch pirates" - those people who take those packages while you're not home.

"The Robbinsdale Neighborhood Watch, I've been keeping statistics on this and the crime has really, significantly droppe...
12/16/2019
Rapid City neighborhood facing less crime with Neighborhood Watch

"The Robbinsdale Neighborhood Watch, I've been keeping statistics on this and the crime has really, significantly dropped in this area, and we've been expanding and as we expand the crime gets pushed further away from the Robbinsdale area. It surprised me the results, I've done this sort of thing in Milwaukee, and I've done it in Kansas City and it hasn't been as effective as it is here," said Maximus Taylor, senior police officer for the Rapid City Police Department.

You see those Neighborhood Watch signs while driving around Rapid City, but how do you start one in your neighborhood?

Forsyth County Sheriff's Office
12/16/2019

Forsyth County Sheriff's Office

We want to remind everyone again that while you are out looking for that perfect gift criminals are looking for the perfect target. Don't let that be you, follow these Holiday Shopping Safety Tips. #staysafeFOCO #FCSO

12/09/2019
Lexington Police Department

Lock your doors!

🎶 My Stolen Things: a Lex PD sing-along! 🎶

Please, never leave valuables in your car and always lock your doors!

We're making great progress in bringing alleged thieves to justice. Read more here: https://go.usa.gov/xpyF4

Original song: "My Favorite Things" from Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music

Millions of Americans travel during the holiday season - many local law enforcement agencies offer programs like this to...
11/26/2019
Sheriff's Department offering free home checks

Millions of Americans travel during the holiday season - many local law enforcement agencies offer programs like this to help give citizens peace of mind.

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department has a program to ensure San Diegans have peace of mind leaving their homes behind.

This is the last week of National Preparedness Month. The theme for this week is getting involved in your community's pr...
09/23/2019
Community Emergency Response Team | Ready.gov

This is the last week of National Preparedness Month.

The theme for this week is getting involved in your community's preparedness. One way to do this is to see if your community has a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

CERT programs educate volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, which allows them to focus on more complex tasks. Through CERT, the capabilities to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters is built and enhanced.

You can learn more and see if your community has one here: https://www.ready.gov/cert.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT of...

National Neighborhood Watch's cover photo
09/23/2019

National Neighborhood Watch's cover photo

(And don't forget to protect against the porch pirates, too!)
09/19/2019

(And don't forget to protect against the porch pirates, too!)

Ahoy Mateys! It be Talk Like a Pirate Day. ☠️ Don’t let internet pirates steal yer booty. Help protect yerself from plunderers with a list o’ identity theft resources from ye Carrollton Texas Police Department. http://bit.ly/2NpfeQz

Are you a teacher? There are some helpful resources to help incorporate disaster planning lessons in your classroom. Are...
09/17/2019

Are you a teacher? There are some helpful resources to help incorporate disaster planning lessons in your classroom.

Are your students prepared for an emergency? Download curriculum for grades 1-12 for your classroom: https://www.ready.gov/kids/educators-organizations

4th and 5th Grade Teachers: STEP up and use this emergency preparedness curriculum: www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/110946.

This is also a great resource: http://forevercurious.org/emergency-preparedness-lessons-plans-and-resources/

National Neighborhood Watch's cover photo
09/16/2019

National Neighborhood Watch's cover photo

Week 3 of National Preparedness Month - Teach Youth to Prepare for DisastersFEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency, th...
09/16/2019
Youth Preparedness | Ready.gov

Week 3 of National Preparedness Month - Teach Youth to Prepare for Disasters

FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency, the American Red Cross, and the U.S. Department of Education published a national framework on youth preparedness. This would be a great topic for a neighborhood watch meeting.

Learn more at https://www.ready.gov/youth-preparedness.

National Strategy A National Movement The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Red Cross, and the Department of Education are proud to announce the publication of the National Strategy for Youth Preparedness Education: Empowering, Educating and Building Resilience.

American Red Cross
09/13/2019

American Red Cross

Do you know what items should go in your emergency kit? Learn how to build your own and be Red Cross Ready: https://rdcrss.org/2kcu0Ng

09/05/2019
3 Steps to Prepare Your Finances for Natural Disasters — consumerfinance.gov

Week One of National Preparedness Month focuses on saving early for disaster costs.

Check out this video from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB): https://youtu.be/UzhpPN1SXUk.

You can learn more about preparing financially at https://www.ready.gov/financial-preparedness.

Natural disasters can happen anywhere, but you can protect yourself and your finances by planning ahead. https://www.consumerfinance.gov/prepare has the info...

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National Neighborhood Watch empowers citizens to become active in community efforts through participation in Neighborhood Watch groups. The goal of this site is to provide information, technical support and resources to local law enforcement agencies and citizens.

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In essence, Neighborhood Watch is a crime prevention program that stresses education and common sense. It teaches citizens how to help themselves by identifying and reporting suspicious activity in their neighborhoods. In addition, it provides citizens with the opportunity to make their neighborhoods safer and improve the quality of life. Neighborhood Watch groups typically focus on observation and awareness as a means of preventing crime and employ strategies that range from simply promoting social interaction and "watching out for each other" to active patrols by groups of citizens.

Today's Neighborhood Watch Program is an effective means of crime control and neighborhood cohesiveness. While not all of the programs in place today go by the same name, they all accomplish the same goal: to bring community members together to fight crime. As Minor aptly wrote, "Neighborhood is the key to maintaining successful relationships."

The National Neighborhood Watch (NNW) works to enhance, expand, and revitalize watch programs throughout the country. NNW empowers citizens to become active in community efforts through participation in Neighborhood Watch groups. Our goal is to provide information, training, technical support, and resources to local law enforcement agencies and citizens about Neighborhood Watch.

National Neighborhood Watch (formerly USAonWatch) does not advocate watch members taking any action when observing suspicious activity in their neighborhood. Community members only serve as the extra “eyes and ears” and should report their observations of suspicious activities to their local law enforcement. Trained law enforcement should be the only ones ever to take action; citizens should never try to take action on those observations. National Neighborhood Watch (formerly USAonWatch) encourages all watch groups to register with our national database where multiple resources are made available to assist in the training and maintaining of Neighborhood Watch groups and its members.


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