If your neighborhood does not have a program, talk with your neighbors about starting one. Contact West Valley City's Community Specialist at 801-963-3562 to schedule a date for the meeting. West Valley City will provide the speaker and handouts for the initial meeting to explain the Neighborhood Watch Programs. You may want to provide refreshments for your neighbors, if you desire. During the first meeting the Neighborhood Watch Program is explained. In addition, citizens learn how to report suspicious activity to the Police.
The Police Department will provide area crime statistics to Neighborhood Watch groups so they will be informed about what is happening in their area. Other activities at the meeting include the identification of the watch area, selection of a chairperson, secretary and block captains, and arranging for a meeting of all the residents to kick off the program.
When talking with your neighbors be sure to mention:
- Neighborhood Watch does not require frequent meetings.
- Neighborhood Watch does not ask anyone to take any personal risk to prevent crime.
- Neighborhood Watch leaves the responsibility of apprehending criminals where it belongs - with the Police.