What does it involve?

There is no hard fast answer to this question. Getting neighbors to a point of knowing one another so they can work together in a program of mutual assistance can require various amounts of time, depending on the size of your neighborhood organization and your level of dedication to the program. As a recommendation, it is suggested that a minimum of one hour per week is needed for the success of your group. This time may include: 

  • Distributing information to block captains and neighbors
  • Communicating with Police and Neighborhood Services
  • Planning meetings or events
  • Creating a newsletter
  • Making phone calls
  • Organizing and maintaining your phone tree

Neighborhood leaders should also plan on attending one annual training hosted by the Neighborhood Services Office. The ability to dedicate regular small amounts of time will keep a group moving forward and hopefully prevent the need for bursts of large projects require large amounts of time.

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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?