How Does Neighborhood Watch Start?

A motivated individual, a few concerned residents, a community organization, or a law enforcement agency can spearhead the efforts to establish a Neighborhood Watch. Together they can:

  • Organize a small planning committee of neighbors to discuss needs, the level of interest, and possible community problems.
  • Contact the Chisago County Sheriff's Office for help in training members in home security, reporting skills, and information on local crime patterns.
  • Hold an initial meeting to gauge neighbors' interest, establish the purpose of the program, and begin to identify issues that need to be addressed.
  • Select a Neighborhood Watch Captain who is responsible for relaying information to members.

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1. Why Neighborhood Watch?
2. How Does Neighborhood Watch Start?
3. Who Can Be Involved?
4. What Does A Neighborhood Watch Do?
5. What Are The Major Components Of A Neighborhood Watch Program?
6. What Are My Responsibilities As A Neighborhood Watch Member?
7. What Activity Should I Be On The Lookout For As A Neighborhood Watch Member?
8. How Should I Report These Incidents?