Neighborhood Crime Watch


Program Goal

One of the best deterrents to crime is the watchfulness of your neighbors. The Neighborhood Crime Watch Program can reduce your risk of being a crime victim. Not only does the Neighborhood Crime Watch Program allow citizens to help in the fight against crime, it is also an opportunity for communities to bond. It’s a great way to network with your neighbors and get to know their strengths. Neighborhood policing by you and your neighbors, together with your beat officer, creates a greater sense of security, well-being and can reduce crime.

Crime Watch Components

  • Meetings – Held at least once a year with your Crime Prevention and District Police Officers
  • Communications – Regular discussions between neighbors, Crime Prevention Officers and District Police Officers
  • Special Events – Block Parties, Crime Prevention Programs and National Night Out

Crime Watch Topics

  • Auto Theft Prevention
  • Bicycle Safety
  • Child Safety
  • Drugs Abuse
  • Gang Information
  • Home Security
  • Observation Skills
  • Personal Safety
  • Vacation Checks
  • Vandalism Prevention

Get Involved

Take an active role in helping to make your neighborhood safe. Organize a small group of neighbors to discuss concerns, the level of interest and possible neighborhood problems. Schedule a date, place and time to hold your first crime watch meeting and distribute copies of your meeting announcement to all your neighbors. Learn how to take preventive measures and substantially decrease the likelihood of becoming a crime victim.

If you are interested in starting a Neighborhood Crime Watch Program, please contact
North Richland Hills Police Department Community Services at 817-427-7021.