Neighborhood Watch Do's & Don'ts

  • Attend Neighborhood Watch meetings.
  • Encourage others to participate in Neighborhood Watch, invite new residents to join neighborhood watch.
  • Learn what's normal in your neighborhood.
  • Obtain full descriptions and license numbers of suspicious people and their vehicles and report immediately to the police.
  • Participate in operation identification.
  • Report suspicious activity immediately to the police, not the Neighborhood Watch coordinator.
  • Report all crimes to the police.
  • Take a pro-active stance against crime.
  • Don't approach suspicious people.
  • Don't hesitate to call police.
  • Don't pull over cars on patrol or any time.
  • Don't stop criminals committing crimes.
  • Don't take the law into your own hands.
  • Don't take unnecessary risks to obtain information on suspicious people or crimes.