Neighborhood Watch is a crime prevention program which enlists the active participation of residents in cooperation with law enforcement to reduce crime in their communities.
The program is designed to empower residents to take simple steps necessary to discourage crime in their neighborhood. Through this program, residents learn how to make their homes, possessions, and families less likely to be victimized by crime. Participating residents also help make Fontana a safer place to live. The responsibility for apprehending criminals is still the prime responsibility of the Police Department.
How it works
Neighbor's getting to know each other and working together in a program of mutual assistance
Residents trained to recognize and report suspicious activities in their neighborhoods
Implementation of crime prevention techniques such as Home Security, Operation Identification, Bicycle Safety, and Crime Awareness
Step 2: Set up a date, time, and place to have the meeting with the Neighborhood Watch Coordinator.
Step 3: You will be sent flyers to pass out to your neighborhood advertising the meeting.
Step 4: Have the meeting. At the first meeting you will be educated on how the program works and what you as a citizen need to do to participate. An officer will be invited to come to discuss any police-related issues you may have, including the crime in your area. Neighborhood Watch decals are passed out to be put in your windows, and Neighborhood Watch signs are installed on your streets.
Step 5: Continue to get to know your neighbors and have follow-up meetings as necessary.