What are the major components of a watch program?
  • Community Meetings - These should be set up on a regular basis such as bimonthly, monthly, or 6 times a year.
  • Communications - These can be as simple as a weekly flier posted on community announcement boards to a newsletter that updates neighbors on the progress of the program to a neighborhood electronic bulletin board.
  • Special Events - These are crucial to keep the program going and growing. Host talks or seminars that focus on current issues such as hate or bias motivated violence, crime and schools, teenage alcohol and other drug abuse, or domestic violence. Adopt a park or school playground and paint over graffiti. Sponsor a block party, holiday dinner, or volleyball or softball game that will provide neighbors a chance to get to know each other.
  • Other Aspects of Community Safety - For instance, start a block parent program to help children in emergency situations.

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1. Why utilize the neighborhood watch program?
2. How does a neighborhood watch start?
3. Who can be involved?
4. I live in an apartment building. Can I start a neighborhood watch?
5. What does a neighborhood watch do?
6. What are the major components of a watch program?
7. What are my responsibilities as a watch member?
8. What kind of activity should I be on the lookout for as a watch member?
9. How should I report these incidents?