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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

TIPS FOR HOME SAFETY

SECURITY AND SAFETY REMINDERS

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH TIPS

HOW TO START NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

TIPS FOR NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH PROGRAMS

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH LINKS

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH RESOURCES


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NEIGHBORHOOD
WATCH




Neighborhood watch,

Neighbourhood watch,

Crime watch,

Neighborhood crime watch,


is an organized group of citizens devoted
to crime and vandalism prevention within
a neighborhood.

In the United States it builds on the
concept of a town watch from Colonial
America.

A neighborhood watch may be organized as
its own group or may simply be a function
of a neighborhood association or other
community association.

Neighborhood watches are not vigilante
organizations. When suspecting criminal
activities, members are encouraged to
contact authorities and not to intervene.



Neighborhood watch
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neighborhood_watch



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TIPS
FOR
HOME
SAFETY



Unfortunately there have been some recent
home break-ins within our community.

Please follow these tips to help avoid it
happening to you.


1. Keep outside lights on at night.
—A well lit home keeps the rats away.


2. Close all window coverings.
—Keep prying eyes from seeing inside.


3. Install a random timer to vary
times a light or radio is on while
you are gone from your home.—If the
time varies, it looks like someone
is home. You can run it during the
day also.


4. Have a neighbor watch your home
and stop all mail and newspaper
deliveries. – A pile of papers means
you’re not at home and check for
things stuck on doors or door handles.


5. Place a stick in the sliding glass
door channel to make it more difficult
to slide open the door.—The more
difficult it is to get inside, the more
likely they’ll go someplace else.


6. If you see something out of the
ordinary or strangers milling around,
call 911.


7. LOCK YOUR DOORS AND WINDOWS!




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SECTION 3



SECURITY
AND
SAFETY
REMINDERS




If you notice suspicious activity or
feel uncomfortable in any way, please
don't hesitate to contact the Police
Department to ensure your safety and
security as well as that of our
community.

• Keep doors and windows closed and locked
at all times, including doors that connect
from the garage to the home.

• Utilize outside light and motion light
detectors around your home.

• Utilize timers to turn lights, radio or
television on and off at appropriate times
in different areas of your home. You may
want to program your TV or radio to talk
show channels that sound like real
conversations.

• Properly lock your unattended vehicles
at all times, including in your driveway.

• Remove all personal / valuable items
for un-attended vehicles, including GPS
devices.

• Report any suspicious person(s) and
vehicles in your neighborhood.



Neighborhood Watch Tips
http://www.luxuryhomes.bloomfieldclub.org/neighborhoodwatch.html



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NEIGHBORHOOD
WATCH
TIPS




Neighborhood watch groups work to prevent
crime by enlisting ordinary residents to
watch for suspicious activity. There are
a number of actions a neighborhood watch
group can take to make itself more
effective at protecting people and property.



Communication

A successful neighborhood watch group gives
its members a way to keep in regular
communication with one another. Assemble
email and phone lists so you can quickly
distribute information to all members of
the group. Establish a "phone tree," in
which each member is charged with notifying
specific other members of important
information. This ensures that news is
disseminated as quickly as possible.



Trouble Areas

Some areas of a neighborhood are more likely
to attract crime than others. These include
abandoned properties, poorly maintained areas,
poorly lit parks and areas that are not
closely monitored. Organize a series of
cleanup and fix-up events, when neighborhood
residents can work together to address these
trouble spots.



Law Enforcement Involvement

Ask local police to get involved. Officers
could attend neighborhood watch meetings
to offer tips on how to prevent crime.
Some police departments put up street signs
announcing the presence of a neighborhood
watch group to deter criminals. Ask an
officer to take group members on a tour of
the neighborhood to point out trouble areas
that should be addressed.



Neighborhood Watch Tips | eHow.com
http://www.ehow.com/way_5409467_neighborhood-watch-tips.html#ixzz1SXhxYOqe



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HOW TO
START
NEIGHBORHOOD
WATCH




About Neighborhood Watch Programs
http://www.ehow.com/about_4672795_neighborhood-watch-programs.html

How Does a Neighborhood Watch Program Work?
http://www.ehow.com/how-does_4680934_neighborhood-watch-program-work.html

How to Create a Neighborhood Watch Organization
http://www.ehow.com/how_6768521_create-neighborhood-watch-organization.html

How to Form a Neighborhood Watch
http://www.ehow.com/how_1902_form-neighborhood-watch.html

How to Organize a Neighborhood Watch
http://www.ehow.com/how_4548344_organize-neighborhood-watch.html

How to Organize a Neighborhood Watch Program
http://www.ehow.com/how_2054627_organize-neighborhood-watch.html

How to Set Up a Neighborhood Watch
http://www.ehow.com/how_135606_set-neighborhood-watch.html

How to Start a Neighborhood Watch Program
http://www.ehow.com/how_2025742_start-neighborhood-watch.html

Rules and Information About Neighborhood Watch
http://www.ehow.com/about_5377683_rules-information-neighborhood-watch.html



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TIPS
FOR
NEIGHBORHOOD
WATCH
PROGRAMS




The National Sheriff’s Association (NSA)
sponsors the program through the National
Crime Prevention Council and they offer
the following tips to get you started to
a safer neighborhood:


•Work with the police or sheriff’s office.
These agencies are critical to a Watch
Group’s credibility and are the source of
necessary information and training.

•Link up with your victims’ services office
to get your members trained in helping
victims of crime.

•Hold regular meetings to help residents
get to know each other and to decide upon
program strategies and activities.

•Consider linking with an existing organization,
such as a citizens’ association, community
development office, tenants’ association, or
housing authority. They may be able to provide
an existing infrastructure you can use.

•Canvass door-to-door to recruit members.

•Ask people who seldom leave their homes to be
“window watchers,” looking out for children and
reporting any unusual activities in the
neighborhood.

•Translate crime and drug prevention materials
into Spanish or other languages needed by
non-English speakers in your community. If
necessary, have a translator at meetings.

•Sponsor a crime and drug prevention fair at
a church hall, temple, shopping mall, or
community center.

•Gather the facts about crime in your
neighborhood. Check police reports,
conduct victimization surveys, and
learn residents’ perceptions about
crimes. Often, residents’ opinions
are not supported by facts, and
accurate information can reduce the
fear of crime.

•Physical conditions like abandoned cars
or overgrown vacant lots contribute to
crime. Sponsor cleanups, encourage
residents to beautify the area, and ask
them to turn on outdoor lights at night.

•Work with small businesses to repair
rundown storefronts, clean up littered
streets, and create jobs for young people.

•Start a block parent program to help
children cope with emergencies while
walking to and from school or playing
in the area.

•Emphasize that Watch groups are not
vigilantes and should not assume the
role of the police. Their duty is to
ask neighbors to be alert, observant,
and caring—and to report suspicious
activity or crimes immediately to the
police.



Tips for Neighborhood Watch Programs
http://www.center4neighborhoods.org/tips-for-neighborhood-watch-programs/



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NEIGHBORHOOD
WATCH
LINKS




Action Tips: Start a Neighborhood Watch
http://www.dosomething.org / actnow / actionguide / action-tips-start-neighb...

Crime Prevention Tips
http://www.spanishfork.org/dept/pubsafety/police/tips_watch.php

Crime Reports
http://www.crimereports.com

Home and Neighborhood Safety
http://www.ncpc.org/topics/home-and-neighborhood-safety

National Neighborhood Watch
http://www.nnw.org/

National Neighborhood Watch Institute
http://www.nnwi.org/

National Neighborhood Watch Program (U.S.)
http://www.usaonwatch.org/

Nation of Neighbors
http://www.nationofneighbors.com

National Sex Offender Registry
http://www.familywatchdog.us/

Neighbourhood Support New Zealand
http://www.ns.org.nz

Neighborhood Watch
http://www.ncpc.org/topics/home-and-neighborhood-safety/neighborhood-watch


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Neighborhood Watch - HUD
http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/lender/nw_home.cfm

Neighbourhood Watch Australasia
http://www.nhwa.com.au/

Neighbourhood Watch Community messaging facility
http://www.neighbourhoodalert.co.uk/

Neighborhood Watch Organizer's Guide
http://www.sacsheriff.com/crime_prevention/documents/neighborhood_watch_04.cfm

Police Dept: Crime Prevention Tips
http://www.elkgrovepd.org/prevention/crime-prevention.asp

Start a Neighborhood Watch
http://www.homesecuritysource.com/blogs/start-a-neighborhood-watch.aspx

UK Neighbourhood Watch Trust
http://www.neighbourhoodwatch.net/

UK official Neighbourhood Watch and Home Watch organisation
http://www.ourwatch.org.uk/



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NEIGHBORHOOD
WATCH
RESOURCES




Citizen Observer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizen_Observer


Community policing
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_policing


Guardian Angels
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guardian_Angels


National Neighborhood Watch Program
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Neighborhood_Watch_Program


National Night Out
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Night_Out


No-go area
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No-go_area


PubWatch(in the UK)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PubWatch



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