Neighborhood Watch programs are made up of residents working in partnership with each other and the police to protect and improve the quality of life by becoming familiar with neighbors, observing and reporting criminal or suspicious activity, keeping regular contact with police officers, educating about crime prevention and safety, performing organized communication efforts and problem solving about local issues.
Neighborhood Watch programs are not:
Neighborhood Watch programs are not citizens pursuing criminals or becoming physically involved in events, groups administering the law by themselves or vigilante groups.
The Role of Police in a Neighborhood Watch Program
The Division of Police's role in a Neighborhood Watch Program is to provide guidance about organization and technical skills. Individuals wishing to form a Neighborhood Watch program should contact the Marysville Division of Police at (937) 645-7300.