Our mission is to
" Watch and Report "
The Neighborhood Watch a comprehensive crime prevention program intended to educate the community on matters of safety, emergency management and crime prevention.
Team leaders are developed and thoroughly informed on important matters, regarding specific problem areas in your neighborhood, with the goal of effectively educating the public, resulting in a safer, security minded environment.
It prepares leaders to identify suspcious activity and vehicles, provides them with the skills and information necessary to convey specific details to the emergency communications center. This in turn, ensures the prioritizing of calls for service and the appropriate officer response.
5 Steps to Starting a Neighborhood Watch
- Recruit and organize as many neighbors as possible
- Contact the Fairfield Police Department and schedule a meeting
- Discuss community concerns and develop an action plan
- Hold regular meetings and train community members
- Implement a phone tree and take actions steps
What are some of the benefits of starting a Watch Group?
- Improved Communications and Partnerships with Law Enforcement
- Reduction in Crime
- A More Secure and Better Prepared Hometown
- A More United Community
Sullivan McKinney Elder Housing meeting August 2012
Pine Tree Elder Housing meeting August 2012
Creating Awareness and Maintaining Momentum
This course features a wealth of information on recruiting new volunteers and creating an awareness of the Neighborhood Watch program. The presentation addresses various types of leadership styles and the roles that comprise Neighborhood Watch.
The teamwork curriculum is designed to assist citizens with fundamentals on working together to achieve common goals. Reaching consensus and cooperating with others are featured topics of this course.
In this course, group members will learn the process of strategic planning, how to conduct neighborhood assessments and prioritize initiatives, and how to build realistic and actionable goals.
Forming Successful Partnerships
In this course, volunteers will learn skills that they can utilize to reach out to other civic, social and service organizations in an effort to expand their partnership activities.
Planning Effective Meetings
This course on how to plan and conduct effective meetings covers logistics, agenda, staying on track, and handling disagreements.
Observation skills teach citizens what to observe, how to observe, and pointers for observing individuals and their surroundings.
Reporting Suspicious Activities
Reporting Suspicious Activities presents information on how to properly report, as well as what to report and when.
Target Hardening teaches a specific methodology on how to evaluate homes for security, and general information on how to make our neighborhoods safer and more secure.
Volunteers in Police Service works to enhance the capacity of state and local law enforcement to utilize volunteers. To learn more about Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) visit www.policevolunteers.org.
USA on Watch and the National Sheriff's Association