A Neighborhood Watch program is an organization of concerned citizens working together to reduce crime in their community. Neighborhood Watch brings the neighbors and the police together to mutually identify and resolve problem that effect their neighborhood..
Neighbors are trained to identify, observe, and report any suspicious activity taking place within or around their community.
We know that neighborhood watch increases the quality of life among residents. Watch groups create a sense of community and pride by forming a unified group of citizens dedicated to improving their neighborhood.
Benefits of Neighborhood Watch:
Deters criminal activity.
Creates a greater sense of security and reduces fear of crime.
Builds bonds with neighbors; people look out for one another; it stimulates neighborhood awareness.
Reduces the risk of becoming a crime victim; it reduces the physical, financial and psychological cost of crime.
Instructs residents on how to observe and report suspicious activities in your community.
Addresses quality of life issues and mutual interests in your community.
The Clare County Sheriff Department will assist you in organizing a Neighborhood Watch program in your area. The telephone number to call is (989)539-7166. A trained professional will work with you in setting up the program.