Benefits, Responsibilities & Setup

Benefits


Neighborhood Watch:
  • Brings law enforcement and the community together as a team
  • Instills a greater sense of security and well being
  • Reduces the fear of crime in your community

Setup


To set up a Neighborhood Watch group, you will need to:
  • Define the area where the group will be active
    • This usually encompasses a one-block area, including houses on both sides of the street
  • Encourage residents to participate in programs such as Operation Identification and security surveys
    • Once half of the neighbors have completed either of the two programs, the sheriff's office will officially label the area a Neighborhood Watch group
  • Select block captains
    • A general rule of thumb is to have one captain for every 15 families

Block Captain Responsibilities


Neighborhood Watch block captains are responsible for:
  • Arranging for residents' orientation and education
  • Organizing neighborhood meetings
  • Promoting the Neighborhood Watch program
  • Scheduling residential security surveys and the Operation Identification program

Additional Information


For more information or to set up a Neighborhood Watch meeting, please contact Crime Prevention Officer, Corporal James Grimaldi, at (985) 783-1355 or e-mail us for additional information