Community crime prevention addresses real problems while it revives civic energy and community spirit. It is most effective when it mobilizes the skills and resources of committed residents and organizations.
Neighborhood Watch joins communities and law enforcement in a coordinated effort to suppress crime and exchange information. An effective Watch Group is organized by concerned citizens who involve their neighbors in an effort to improve their personal and property safety.
Neighborhood Watch works because most criminals do not like to work in areas where they may be detected. A criminal's chance of being detected increases when neighbors are alert and watchful for suspicious activity.
The Neighborhood Watch Program can improve neighborhood safety in the following ways:
Call the Fresno County Sheriff's Area 3 Headquarters at 559-896-2080 and ask for information on Neighborhood Watch. Crime Prevention personnel will come to your home to conduct a meeting. They will share with you the information you need to help reduce the chances of becoming a crime victim.