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Neighborhood Watch works to provide information, training and resources to citizens and law enforcement agencies throughout the country. In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, Neighborhood Watch programs have expanded beyond their traditional crime prevention role to help neighborhoods focus on disaster preparedness, emergency response and terrorism awareness. USAonWatch-Neighborhood Watch is administered by the National Sheriffs' Association in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice. For more information on the City of Detroit’s Neighborhood Watch Program, contact Lt. Terry Herbert, Detroit Police Department at (313) 596-2520 .
What is Neighborhood Watch
Neighborhood Watch is a program that establishes a formal network of communication between neighborhoods and police regarding crime-related problems. Simply translated, Neighborhood Watch asks you, the neighbor, to be your brother's keeper and act as the eyes and ears for your neighbors and the police department by reporting suspicious activity
A Neighborhood Watch group must have a minimum of two training meetings.
50% of the residences must participate in order to qualify for Neighborhood Watch signs.
If 50% participation is not met, the group will be issued Neighborhood Watch stickers in-lieu of Neighborhood Watch signs until membership reaches 50%.
The Block Location Sheet must be entirely filled out before Neighborhood Watch signs will be issued.
The Neighborhood Watch group must have (1) yearly recertification meeting to maintain its standing as an active Neighborhood Watch group, and retain its Neighborhood Watch signs.
One block resident, preferably one who is home during the day, to act as the Unified Block Parent Program volunteer.
Please Contact your local district community relations Officer for further Information on current issues or start a Neighborhood Watch program.