Neighborhood Watch (NNWI - http://www.nnwi.org/) is a crime prevention program that encourages neighbors/residents to get to know each other and their routines so that any out of place activity can be observed, recognized for what it is, reported and investigated.
A crime prevention program that teaches techniques to reduce the risk of being victimized.
A crime prevention program which trains individuals on the importance of recognizing suspicious activities and sounds, evaluate them and then how to properly report them.
A crime prevention program which teaches how to make homes more secure, to properly identify their property and how to “Look out for each other!”
It is a cohesive body of concerned, involved individuals addressing many issues that concern the entire community.
Posting of Neighborhood Watch signs have proved to be a deterrent to criminal activity. Criminals testify to the fact that they avoid entering neighborhoods where signs are posted.
IT IS NOT . . .
A vigilante force working outside the normal procedures of the local law enforcement agencies.
It is not a 100% guarantee that crime will not occur in our neighborhoods and/or community.
It is not a program designed for individuals to undertake personal risks to deter crime.
Order Neighborhood Watch signs at the following: http://www.nnwi.org/ Article above is taken from "NNWI" published material.