A Neighborhood Watch Program is one of the most effective answers to crime. Watch groups are a foundation of community crime prevention.
Neighborhood Watch Programs typically involve the following activities:
Implementation of crime prevention programs
Neighbors getting to know one another and working in a program of mutual assistance
Training to assist neighbors in recognizing and reporting suspicious activities in their neighborhoods
Start a Neighborhood Watch Program
To get started in organizing your own Neighborhood Watch Program, first talk to your neighbors to discuss needs, the level of interest, and possible challenges. Then contact Officer Timothy Fedor of the Trumbull Police Department at 203-261-3665 for help in organizing a Neighborhood Watch. The Trumbull Police Department will be able to assist in training members in home security and reporting skills, as well as provide information on local crime patterns.