What is Neighborhood Watch?

Neighborhood WatchNeighborhood Watch is a program which enlists the active participation of citizens in cooperation with the Police to reduce crime in their community. Neighborhood Watch, in various forms, has been around for many years. Today it is one of the most popular and successful of all efforts to prevent residential crime. Perhaps one reason for the success of Neighborhood Watch is its simplicity. Although programs may vary the ways they are organized and the methods used to reduce the opportunity for crime, all are predicated on the need for residents to protect their neighborhood by observing and reporting suspicious or unusual activities.

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1. What is Neighborhood Watch?
2. How big should our Neighborhood Watch area be?
3. What does it involve?
4. How do I hold a Neighborhood Watch Meeting?
5. What are the benefits of a Neighborhood Watch?
6. What is my first step?