Neighborhood Watch is a group of people living in the same area who want to make their neighborhood safer by working together and in conjunction with local law enforcement to reduce crime and improve their quality of life.
Reduction in crime
Better quality of life
Greater sense of security, responsibility, and personal control
Building community pride and unity
Helping others in the community
Assist law enforcement
Become extra “eyes and ears”
Five Steps to Building a Successful Neighborhood Watch
Recruit and organize residents
Schedule a meeting with community and law enforcement
Discuss community concerns and develop an action plan
Hold regular meetings and training sessions on relevant topics.
Implement a method of communication (Nextdoor)
Police department representatives
Nextdoor neighborhood coordinator
Develop neighborhood maps
Invite neighborhood or block
Use Nextdoor, Facebook and door-to-door flyer to promote
Meet at residence or local park
Specific topic for discussion chosen previously.
Police officer(s) present
How to be a Witness
Teen vehicle safety
Fire prevention and first aid
Neighborhood beautification projects
Safe houses for kids
Assist the elderly
Crosswalk assistance before/after school
Winter emergency planning
For more information, contact the Brentwood Police Department, 314.644.7100.