Neighborhood Watch is one of the most effective and least expensive ways to prevent crime and reduce fear. It fights the isolation that crime both creates and feeds upon. It forges bonds among area residents; helps reduce burglaries, robberies and car prowls; and improves relations between law enforcement and the community.
Any community resident can join and learn how to make their homes more secure, watch out for each other and the neighborhood, and report activities that raise their suspicions. You may form a Neighborhood Watch group around any geographical unit: a block, apartment complex or business area.
To form a Neighborhood Watch group, contact the Police Department’s Volunteer Coordinator at (801) 799-3361. The Coordinator will provide you with a Neighborhood Watch guide and explain how to get your group started.