What Is Neighborhood Watch?
- Neighborhood Watch is a crime prevention program where residents cooperate with the Glendale Police Department to fight crime locally.
- Neighborhood Watch is one of the oldest and most effective crime prevention programs in the country.
- Neighborhood Watch involves neighbors working together to fight crime in their area.
- Neighbors who recognize and report suspicious activities to 911 help keep their community safe.
How Does Neighborhood Watch Work?
- Neighborhood Watch groups meet periodically to share neighborhood news and discuss crime prevention techniques.
- The group decides how often to meet and where.
Block Captains For Each Group
- Groups select their block captains.
- Block captains organize and run the groups.
- Block captains serve as liaison with the Glendale Police Department.
- Block captains receive training from the police and share tips and techniques with their groups.
- Many block captains are connected via websites so they can share information and crime fighting tips.
Glendale Police Department Has A Role
- Glendale Police Officers attend some of the meetings to speak on active issues or provide training.
- Attendees learn about successful crime prevention techniques the Glendale Police Department has used.
- Neighborhood Watch groups strengthen the police/community partnership and make their areas safer.
Who Can Participate?
- Anyone! Renters, homeowners, singles, couples—anyone who is interested in making Glendale safer! Please call the Area Command Unit at 818-548-4016 to see if there is a group near you.
- There are over 100 active Neighborhood Watch groups in Glendale.
- If there is no group in your area, we can show you how to start one.
Neighborhood Watch Reduces Crime
- Millions of crimes are detected or prevented by Neighborhood Watch members across the U.S.
- Join or start a Neighborhood Watch group! Help make Glendale safer for all.