The Neighborhood Watch Program is a community-run program designed to actively join neighborhood groups and encourage neighborhood engagement through education and awareness.
Neighborhood Watch operates under three principles:
Being Neighborly - Neighbors get to know each other and watch out for each other.
Education - City departments educate citizens about city services and quality of life issues.
Sense of Pride - Education and working together creates a sense of pride and belonging for participants. This creates a bond for the group, giving them a sense of shared purpose to make their neighborhood safe.
If your home is not in a Neighborhood Watch area, and you would like to start a Neighborhood Watch group, contact the Neighborhood Vitality office at 972-216-6473 or click here to register.
Start a Neighborhood Watch In Your Area
Step 1 - Talk with neighbors about the value of starting a Neighborhood Watch group. One block captain can typically oversee up to 30 houses or one city block, so focus on neighbors close to your home for the initial planning. Ask your neighbors to help plan the first neighborhood meeting.
Step 2 - Contact the Neighborhood Vitality Office at 972-216-6473 for resources to help you plan your first meeting.
Step 3 - Your first meeting - The first meeting is mostly informational.