What is Neighborhood Watch?
A good Neighborhood Watch Program is one of the most effective crime prevention tools ever invented. It is the combination of concerned residents and law enforcement working together to reduce residential burglaries and other crimes. It consists of a cohesive body of concerned citizens addressing issues that affect their neighborhood.
The Oro Valley Police Department has two Crime Prevention officers who organize, train and provide valuable information to these neighborhoods in order to reduce and prevent crime. Neighborhood Watch provides communities a direct liaison with the police department and monthly newsletters are distributed. Please contact (520) 229-5080 or (520) 229-5085 to make contact with our Crime Prevention officers.
Here are just a few reasons we would like your attendance at the presentation given by the Oro Valley Police Department Crime Prevention Unit:
- Your neighborhood will have one of the best deterrents against crime
- You will learn how to recognize suspicious activity...a good witness can be the best lead to solve a crime
- You will learn how to report a crime and about your enhanced 9-1-1 system
- You will have an opportunity to meet your neighbors
- You will have opportunity to be informed about specific problems in your neighborhood
- You will learn about home security techniques
- You will learn about engraving to help identify them for fast recover should they be stolen
- You will hear tips on landscaping, lighting and security alarms
- You will meet dedicated police personnel who are concerned about preserving the integrity and safety of your neighborhood