The Neighborhood Watch program is an effective way to get the community involved in crime prevention. Police officers cannot be everywhere at once, so they depend on the community to act as their eyes and ears when they are not present. Who knows better, what is going on in the community than the residents who live there?
What is Neighborhood Watch?
Residents in the community working with the police department to reduce crime and to improve the quality of life.
Residents in the community taking on a leadership role and accepting responsibility for their community.
Residents coming together to discuss their concerns which lead to developing a plan of action that addresses those concerns.
CMPD and the Neighborhood Watch Program
CMPD adopted the Neighborhood Watch program shortly after its inception. The logo at that time was, “We are a totally involved Crime Prevention Community”. The current logo is, “Community Crime Watch” accompanied by the CMPD patch. There are approximately 260 documented active Neighborhood Watch programs in Mecklenburg County.