The Neighborhood Services Division's Crime Prevention Program is dedicated to helping neighborhood and block watch groups, law enforcement professionals, and individual citizens with crime prevention efforts at work, home, and play. The funding for this program's activities formerly came from a Local Law Enforcement Block Grant (LLEBG), and it is now supported from the City's General Fund.
The Crime Prevention Program helps organize the Neighborhood Watch and Block Watch
groups in the City, providing them with training and support with taking back their own neighborhoods from the threat of criminal activity. In addition, the program provides informative seminars and the opportunity to qualify for devices at no cost to residents which can help them avoid being a victim of violent or property crimes. While the program ordinarily works with groups such as block clubs, tenant watch groups, neighborhood and homes associations, businesses and community service agencies, it is sometimes possible for those who have been victimized to receive individual services, as long as they can bring in a copy of the police report filed for the crime.
We also provide Neighborhood Watch signs
to active watch groups in the City, which the Public Works department
installs at no charge.