National Neighborhood Watch

A Division of the National Sheriffs' Association

Crime prevention through neighborhood cohesiveness and collaboration.


2017 Neighborhood Watch News

January | February | March | April |
May | June | July | August |
September | October | November | December


December 20, 2017: The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch Garners National Award

December 19, 2017: Homeowner's detective work helps police catch porch pirate, authorities say

December 19, 2017: Charleston neighborhood watch members go caroling, officers join

December 18, 2017: Neighbors meet with crime and prevention specialists about break ins

December 16, 2017: Local law enforcement helps fight off Grinch with house watch and increased patrol

December 16, 2017: Police: “Worship Watch” program aims to make houses of worship safer in wake of shootings

December 16, 2017: ‘Their neighborhood is on the line’


December 15, 2017: Sheriff Asks for Community to Join the Fight Against Crime

December 15, 2017: Berkeley County deputies are baiting 'porch pirates' with decoy packages

December 15, 2017: Gala stresses importance of neighborhood watch

December 14, 2017: Neighbors to form watch group in response to break-ins

December 3, 2017: New crime watch program aims to bring neighbors together

December 2, 2017: Neighborhood Watch aided in hostage incident

December 1, 2017: Webster, Brighton cops turning to Facebook for help in crime fighting

December 1, 2017: Palmview Crime Watch committee makes strides in combating crime

December 1, 2017: Saratoga considers adding more Neighborhood Watch groups


December 1, 2017: Study shows that engaged citizens helped drive crime rate down


November 30, 2017: Albany and Dougherty County neighborhood watches celebrated

November 30, 2017: Sand Springs residents seek neighborhood watch after car burglaries

November 29, 2017: Neighborhood watch groups honored for protecting community

November 28, 2017: Southeast Columbus community forms block watch to fight uptick in crime

November 28, 2017: Burglary prompts Lamar Co. authorities to offer safety tips

November 28, 2017: Short staffed sheriff’s department needs neighbors help to stop crime

November 28, 2017: After safety concerns, Sullivanville community establishes Neighborhood Watch Group

November 27, 2017: Gray Matters: Be a good neighbor

November 27, 2017: Crime Stoppers launch app, seek more community involvement

November 26, 2017: Barnegat Cops: Learn How To Set Up Your Own Neighborhood Watch

November 24, 2017: Assemblywoman looks to grow neighborhood watch

November 22, 2017: Baltimore officials award $50,000 SUV to Shomrim neighborhood watch group

November 22, 2017: Neighborhood watch groups and surveillance video are solving investigations in Erie area

November 22, 2017: Phoenix police offering grants for neighborhood watch groups

November 21, 2017: A new sheriff in town: Dyker Heights residents start community watch

November 21, 2017: Neighbors, social media apps, police among tools to stay safe during holidays

November 21, 2017: ECSO encourages involvement in neighborhood watch groups

November 20, 2017: Preventing, Dealing With Home Break-Ins

November 20, 2017: Neighborhood warns of porch pirates after recent thefts

November 20, 2017: Neighborhood watch groups hit the streets

November 20, 2017: Federal official impressed by Holyoke Safe Neighborhood Initiative

November 19, 2017: Ask a cop: Citizens can help prevent crime

November 19, 2017: Portsmouth neighborhood watch group starts after series of crimes

November 18, 2017: 'Guardian Angels' Keep Watch Over FL Neighborhood After 4 Murders, All Connected

November 18, 2017: Law enforcement talks crime with Old Town Neighborhood Watch

November 18, 2017: Norman Police Use Home Surveillance Cameras To Gather Evidence

November 18, 2017: Alaskans are deluged with social media posts on crime. What’s it doing to us?

November 18, 2017: Wauwatosa police turn to dog walkers to watch out for crime

November 18, 2017: Vigilance can protect home, neighborhood

November 18, 2017: Police nab suspected thief identified by Neighborhood Watch Program

November 17, 2017: Home security do's, and one big don't, to help protect your home

November 17, 2017: Neighbors banding together to stop car break-ins


November 17, 2017: Anti-crime advocate encourages parents, teachers to form neighborhood watch group

November 16, 2017: Fighting crime in East Albany: more than police work

November 16, 2017: Community members fight back against crime

November 16, 2017: Farmington Hills police to hold citywide neighborhood watch meeting

November 15, 2017: Dougherty Co. commissioner develops 3 new neighborhood watches

November 15, 2017: Egg Harbor City group starting neighborhood watch program

November 15, 2017: Community watch program sees decrease in crime

November 13, 2017: Commissioner's town hall to focus on strengthening new neighborhood watches

November 13, 2017: Robertson Sheriff launches new program with forensic technology

November 11, 2017: Be Safe

November 11, 2017: Strong neighborhoods don't just happen

November 11, 2017: An Alternative To Neighborhood Watch? Project ALERT (A Loving Environment Requires Tending)

November 11, 2017: Lynchburg police hope Nextdoor app, larger community meetings will boost neighborhood watch efforts

November 11, 2017: CPD: Nearly three dozen neighborhood watch groups in Charleston

November 11, 2017: Lewiston police join online neighborhood watch-like program

November 10, 2017: Cooper Young Neighborhood Watch says surveillance cameras are making a difference, curbing violence

November 10, 2017: 7 years in, Nashville neighborhood touts watch group for drop in crime

November 9, 2017: Neighborhood watch; in the palm of your hand

November 8, 2017: Darlington County Sheriff's Office releases crime map to public

November 8, 2017: Digital neighborhood watch could pose legal, safety risk

November 7, 2017: Facebook group helps find stolen items, acts as a virtual neighborhood watch

November 6, 2017: Va. police offer safety, crime prevention training for faith leaders

November 6, 2017: Monroe woman calls cops after seeing two men stealing from neighbors home

November 5, 2017: Do-it-yourself crime fighting

November 5, 2017: A neighborhood watch approach to campus safety

November 3, 2017: Online neighbourhood watch groups helpful, but must tread carefully: police

November 1, 2017: Neighbourhood Watch using new technology to deter theft

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October 30, 2017: Following Rise in Burglaries, Pocomoke Neighbors Hope to Revive Neighborhood Watch Group

October 30, 2017: TTPD unveils new Neighborhood Crime Watch signs

October 29, 2017: St. Paul Women Form Online Neighborhood Watch Group

October 26, 2017: Members say Statesville neighborhood watch improves quality of life

October 26, 2017: New program equips Kansas City residents to take high-tech approach to neighborhood watch

October 25, 2017: Somerset County Is First In U.S. To Launch App For Reporting Crimes, Opioid Abuse

October 25, 2017: Police increasing efforts to promote more community watch programs

October 20, 2017: Police turn to social media after porch thieves target Nashville homes

October 19, 2017: Local crime watch organization spots graffiti correlation, trains neighbors

October 19, 2017: Lynchburg police expanding neighborhood watch with help from technology

October 18, 2017: Fire inspires residents to organize Stow Hill neighborhood group

October 18, 2017: Vancouver homeowner, former mayoral candidate, shoots prowler

October 14, 2017: Quiet Times neighborhood ‘Rocks the Block,’ and so can you

October 14, 2017: Editorial: Thankful for the Tammy Reeds of the community

October 13, 2017: SF neighborhood watch groups keep their eyes peeled for crime

October 11, 2017: Halloween tips for parents and kids to keep all trick-or-treaters safe

October 11, 2017: Symposium to kick off neighborhood watch program

October 10, 2017: Residents of Rosedale concerned about neighborhood safety

October 10, 2017: Report: High incarceration rates raise crime in Worcester neighborhoods

October 9, 2017: Phipps youth develop crime watch website

October 8, 2017: Neighbors ask for change after man killed and another injured in shooting in Savannah

October 7, 2017: Editorial: Our city is a safer place thanks to neighbors stepping out and speaking up

October 7, 2017: Neighbors chase, tackle suspected robber in Redondo Beach

October 6, 2017: Neighborhood watch group also patrols TheBus

​October 6, 2017: Neighborhood Crime Watch program gets a reboot

October 6, 2017: Crime takes no holiday

​October 5, 2017: Are you helping burglars target your home without realizing it?

October 4, 2017: Troy Police Department enlists help of dog walkers in new Woof Watch crime prevention program

October 3, 2017: Neighborhood Watch Groups Help Decrease Crime

October 3, 2017: Community members take a stand against crime

October 3, 2017: Neighborhood watch app helps homeowners combat break-ins

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September 30, 2017: To defeat crime problem, we must get involved

September 30, 2017: Dallas Neighborhood Steps Up Neighborhood Patrol Amid Police Officer Shortage; Resources Devoted to State Fair

September 30, 2017: New Kensington officials urge residents to join neighborhood crime watches

September 29, 2017: Advocates: Neighborhood Crime Watch crucial

September 27, 2017: Neighbors taking stand against crime in Altizer

​September 26, 2017: Unicoi County sheriff calls for more involvement in Neighborhood Watch

September 26, 2017: Mesquite launches “20-4-7” neighborhood program

September 26, 2017: Community policing officer offers ways to itemize valuables in case of burglary

September 25, 2017: Could more neighborhood watch groups lead to fewer homicides in Louisville?

September 25, 2017: As Columbia crime increases, neighborhood watch participation stays same

September 24, 2017: Police increasing efforts to promote neighborhood watch programs

September 24, 2017: Is there room for more crime prevention ideas?

September 23, 2017: National Night Out seeks to bring together police and community

September 23, 2017: City offers information on starting Neighborhood Watch groups

September 22, 2017: ECSO to reduce deputy patrols in low crime neighborhoods

September 22, 2017: Homeowner believes neighborhood surveillance network would help fight crime

September 21, 2017: Interim chief changes how MPD fights crime

September 20, 2017: Lynchburg police want young people to help revitalize neighborhood watch program

September 20, 2017: Lake Park neighborhood works to rekindle watch program


September 19, 2017: Monroe city leaders roll out numbers to Neighborhood Watch dogs

September 19, 2017: Darlington police gear neighborhood watch toward apartment complexes

September 19, 2017: 3 arrested after NH Neighborhood Watch member reports suspicious activity

September 18, 2017: Armed with cameras, citizens vow to stop illegal dumping

September 17, 2017: Boy Scouts help spread the word about neighborhood watch association

September 15, 2017: South City car break-ins prompt neighborhood watch

September 14, 2017: Aspinwall Neighborhood Watch hands over hefty donations to emergency responders

September 13, 2017: Nashville neighborhood watch groups find inspiration in Memphis

September 12, 2017: Farmington Hills police seek extra eyes, ears through Paw Watch crime prevention program

September 12, 2017: Warren police to resurrect community programs

September 12, 2017: Criminals Beware! La Jolla Neighborhood Watch groups quadruple since last year

September 9, 2017: Central Berks police to aid citizens watch group

September 8, 2017: Neighborhood Block Watch revived

September 7, 2017: Ballito Neighbourhood Watch highlights dip in crime

September 7, 2017: San Marcos break-in has neighbors forming neighborhood watch

September 7, 2017: Pueblo neighborhood helps city with weed clean-up

September 5, 2017: Neighborhood warns of fake crime watch captain

September 4, 2017: Neighbors combat crime with cameras, lights

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August 31, 2017: Madison residents put spin on traditional neighborhood watch

August 31, 2017: Neighborhood watch groups hope new signs improve visibility

August 30, 2017: West Omaha residents join forces against thieves

August 30, 2017: Residents fight crime with Neighborhood Watch program

August 29, 2017: Digital age brings new tools to help residents fight crime

August 26, 2017: Santa Clara residents frustrated by crime, drugs

August 26, 2017: Moore's Plaza Towers neighbors gather against crime

August 24, 2017: Homeowner takes 'neighborhood watch' to a whole new level

August 23, 2017: Neighborhood watch helps keep crime at bay

August 23, 2017: Valuable crime fighting tool credited for a decrease in crime in Oahu neighborhood

August 23, 2017: Community Helps Police ID Woman Tossing Medical Gloves, Needles on Dracut Street

August 21, 2017: Suffolk launches program to thwart park dumping, vandalism

August 21, 2017: How to deal with rude neighbors and handle residential conflicts

August 14, 2017: Muhlenberg police launch new crime-fighting program

August 11, 2017: Police offer tips to prevent burglaries, start neighborhood watch program

August 11, 2017: Neighborhood Watch group meets with police, 911 officials

August 11, 2017: Keeping an eye on the community

August 11, 2017: When it comes to public safety, community is key

August 10, 2017: Garbage truck drivers helping keep communities safe

August 10, 2017: Monroe Police launch neighborhood watch program

August 10, 2017: Neighborhood watch still active 36 years later

August 10, 2017: Fight crime with neighbors looking out for neighbors

August 10, 2017: How the internet ruined the Neighborhood Watch

August 8, 2017: Safe neighborhoods by design concept explained at meeting

August 8, 2017: Looking Out For Each Other

August 8, 2017: Downtown ‘flasher’ arrest is a case study in how a neighborhood watch works

August 7, 2017: Phoenix Police's 'Virtual Block Watch' program helps detectives ID criminals

August 7, 2017: South Dallas residents tackle crime, violence through neighborhood clean-ups

August 6, 2017: Watch programs popular in some neighborhoods

August 5, 2017: LOCATE program will help deter crime in rural areas

August 3, 2017: Beefing Up Home Security with a Low-Tech Solution: Your Neighbors

August 3, 2017: ‘9 p.m. Routine’ social media campaign promotes crime-prevention habits

August 2, 2017: Block watch groups mean extra eyes on Yakima

August 1, 2017: West Nashville neighborhoods creating watch groups to fight crime

August 1, 2017: Police, communities partner for Neighborhood Watch programs

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JULY 2017

July 29, 2017: Escambia County neighborhood watch groups boom in popularity

July 28, 2017: Preventing crime with perception: Neighborhood watch program in St. Petersburg spreading in city

July 28, 2017: Greene County Sheriff’s Office revamps community watch program

July 28, 2017: Take ownership of your neighborhood

July 28, 2017: How dogs are leading the charge against local crime in Wheat Ridge

July 27, 2017: Onslow Co. neighborhood watch programs work to decrease crime

July 24, 2017: Neighborhood Watch Stops Crime in Action

July 24, 2017: Community Crime Map tool tracks, analyzes crime data in your neighborhood

July 24, 2017: A look inside neighborhood watch programs that deter burglars

July 19, 2017: Neighborhood Watch Can Have Your Back

July 17, 2017: Crestview police adopt Dog Walker Watch program

July 15, 2017: 'A Mean Girls situation': Online neighbourhood watch groups can be dangerous, expert says

July 15, 2017: Norristown cops offer tips on being a good neighbor

July 13, 2017: Neighborhood Watch can help fix problems

July 13, 2017: Tips for businesses to prevent robberies and stay secure in emergencies

July 12, 2017: Trash trucks provide 'neighborhood watch on wheels'

July 12, 2017: Don't be a victim of a home burglary

July 11, 2017: New community program aims to knock out crime

July 11, 2017: Police seek to calm fears after burglaries

July 10, 2017: ECSO Neighborhood Watch Academy hopes to cut out crime

July 8, 2017: Burglars posing as yard workers steal from homes across Orange County

July 7, 2017: Neighborhood Watch Programs Trying to Decrease Crime Rates

July 7, 2017: Police: Reporting Activity Key to Neighborhood Watch

July 7, 2017: 'Stand up and say enough's enough,' York police chief tells community after shootings

July 6, 2017: Neighbors working together are the real ‘self-defense’ groups

July 6, 2017: Neighborhood block watch coordinator helps reduce crime on east side

July 1, 2017: A block watch in every neighborhood block

July 1, 2017: Chief outlines strategies to curb summer crime

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JUNE 2017

June 30, 2017: Vacation Watch Program Eases Worries For Garland Residents

June 28, 2017: Decatur police advise residents on neighborhood watches

June 28, 2017: Neighborhood watch group aims to "reclaim community"

June 28, 2017: Police officers, mayor and other city leaders door-knock to give crime prevention tips

June 27, 2017: Four municipal police departments launch digital crime-fighting tool

June 26, 2017: How telecommuters create a new type of Neighborhood Watch

June 24, 2017: Watch groups indication of residents’ civic involvement

June 24, 2017: Guardian Angels bring neighborhood watch to Northern District

June 23, 2017: West Point Police Department hopes to bridge gap between officers and community

June 22, 2017: Redding police work to prevent crime through environmental design

June 22, 2017: Sheriff announces increase in patrols with ‘Neighborhood Watch’ program

June 21, 2017: East TN man creates neighborhood watch app

June 21, 2017: Police Advise People Not To Post Vacation Plans On Social Media

June 17, 2017: Sheriff’s captain wants locals to take burglaries seriously

June 17, 2017: Neighborhood Watch A Sign Of Things To Come

June 7, 2017: Neighborhood watch guide offered by Montgomery County Pct. 4 constable's office

June 1, 2017: East side neighborhood crime watch group aims to stay connected

June 1, 2017: Neighborhood watch captain says program is the answer to quality-of-life woes in Redding

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MAY 2017

May 30, 2017: Facebook Watch Groups Are A Benefit To Crime Prevention, 2017: 

May 28, 2017: The fight against crime: Authorities say more citizens help these days

May 28, 2017: County Sheriff Encourages Neighborhood Groups in County To Help Fight Crime

May 25, 2017: Does New Neighborhood Watch Reduce Crime Or Create Resident-Cops?

May 25, 2017: Burglaries are down; police credit Neighborhood Watch groups

May 23, 2017: Committee recommends funding Neighborhood Watch-backed youth camp

May 22, 2017: Series of Break-Ins Cause Resident to Create Neighborhood Watch

May 19, 2017: Technology helps Neighborhood Watch groups

May 17, 2017: Neighborhood watch helps police curtail crime

May 15, 2017: Officers lean on other agencies, neighborhood watch groups to battle Myrtle Beach crime

May 15, 2017: Neighborhood watch groups online gaining popularity

May 11, 2017: Cracking down on crime: police make push for additional neighborhood watch support

May 11, 2017: Being an Alert Neighbor Has Its Perks

May 10, 2017: Why You Spy on Your Neighbors

May 8, 2017: Growing Neighborhood Watch

May 8, 2017: Modern-day block watch: How the digital age is changing our neighborhoods

May 7, 2017: Social media, surveillance replacing neighborhood watch groups

May 5, 2017: This suburb’s new crime-fighting effort requires a leash and walking shoes

May 1, 2017: Citizens can play an important role in thwarting crime: Elmwood Park police

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APRIL 2017

April 27, 2017: Lancaster Police: Community Involvement Key Against Summer Crime Increase

April 26, 2017: Neighborhood watch helps fight crime at home

April 24, 2017: Neighborhood Watch groups take stand against crime

April 23, 2017: Eyes and ears (written by Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson)

April 22, 2017: Block Watch Programs Help Decrease Crime

April 21, 2017: Keeping the bad guys at bay

April 21, 2017: Local Seniors Recognized For Their Neighborhood Watch Program

April 17, 2017: At scene of shooting death, local crime watch fights for change

April 17, 2017: 8 Simple Ways to Start a Neighborhood Watch in Your Area

April 12, 2017: Crime watch cooperation with law enforcement agencies necessary, officials stress

April 11, 2017: Neighborhood watch programs can be deterrent to criminals in your neck of the woods

April 10, 2017: Neighborhood watch keeps close eye on crime

April 5, 2017: Aiding the neighborhoods

April 5, 2017: Douglas Sheriff's Office seeks to ramp up Neighborhood Watch

April 3, 2017: 'Neighbors looking out for neighbors and reporting suspicious activity is really valuable'

April 1, 2017: Sheriff’s Office recruits for Neighborhood Watch

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MARCH 2017

March 30, 2017: Local church establishes neighborhood watch to stop vandalism

March 28, 2017: Social media helps new, old neighbors protect each other

March 25, 2017: Olean neighborhood watch talks on hold

March 25, 2017: MPD's 'Good Neighbor Project' aims to redefine neighborhood watch

May 24, 2017: 5 ways to keep your neighborhood safe

March 22, 2017: RPD stresses neighborhood groups, crime watches

March 21, 2017: Chandler dog owners encouraged to join neighborhood watch program

March 21, 2017: Leawood police seek home surveillance video from residents

March 17, 2017: RCMP encourage old and new methods to fight rural crime

March 16, 2017: Neighborhood Watch Facebook Group Aim to Keep Burglars Away

March 7, 2017: Paw Watch dog walkers in Farmington Hills help police deter criminals

March 6, 2017: Ask the Chief Deputy: The benefits of a neighborhood watch

March 2, 2017: New Aspinwall Neighborhood Watch board member rallies community

March 1, 2017: Fraser residents see opportunity in neighborhood watch

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February 28, 2017: Change Your Peephole, More DIY Tips From Roscoe Village Neighborhood Watch

February 27, 2017: Ghent residents organizing Neighborhood Watch group

February 22, 2017: Neighborhood watch group fights, solves crime with Facebook

February 15, 2017: Neighborhood Watch at the heart of Miami-Dade County citizen crime watch efforts

February 15, 2017: Neighborhood Watch meeting draws dozens of concerned citizens

February 12, 2017: 8 ways to prevent break-ins

February 10, 2017: Your social network could take a bite out of crime, too

February 10, 2017: Sheriff gauges interest in a neighborhood watch program

February 10, 2017: Theft prompts group to launch neighborhood watch

February 8, 2017: City Officials Meet With Neighborhood Watch Groups

February 8, 2017: Las Vegas police encourage neighborhood watch groups

February 7, 2017: Neighborhood watch leads to eight arrests

February 3, 2017: More neighborhood watch groups in Pueblo

February 2, 2017: Burton Neighborhood Watch keeping residents aware

February 2, 2017: Sun City Summerlin Neighborhood Watch enlists dogs, owners for patrols

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January 31, 2017: On Your Side | How to start a Neighborhood Watch program

January 31, 2017: Councilwoman hosts residents in hopes of spreading neighborhood watch

January 22, 2017: What will it take to end violence in community?

January 18, 2017: Taking back their community; Puueo residents, authorities to set up neighborhood watch

January 15, 2017: How to 'rock a neighborhood watch'

January 12, 2017: Palmer Police Push for More Neighborhood Watch Programs

January 11, 2017: Crothersville Police Chief Starting Neighborhood Watch Program

January 11, 2017: New year, new push for neighborhood watch programs in Virginia Beach

January 11, 2017: Oklahoma City neighborhood watch hopes to identify package thieves

January 9, 2017: 23 Memphis neighborhoods get grant money to fight crime

January 8, 2017: Neighborhood Watch helps foil December burglary in east Springfield, police say

January 5, 2017: Residents Ramp Up Neighborhood Watch in Lyle