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Neighborhood Watch (NW)

Neighborhood Watch is the cornerstone of the LAPD's crime prevention strategy. It enlists the active participation of residents, in cooperation with law enforcement, to reduce crime in communities throughout the City.

NW is a program based on the principle that neighbors working together are the first and best line of defense against crime. NW has been shown to be an effective deterrent of crime at the neighborhood level.

West Valley Neighborhood Watch Meetings

You can form a Watch group around any geographical unit: a block, apart

RESEDA Neighborhood Watch Meeting
7 P.M.
On the 2nd Thurs of the month
West Valley Community Police Station
19020 Vanowen Street

TARZANA & ENCINO Neighborhood Watch Meeting
7 P.M.
On the 2nd Tues of the month
West Valley Community Police Station
19020 Vanowen Street

The ABC's of Neighborhood Watch

You can form a Watch group around any geographical unit: a block, apartment, park, business area, public housing complex, office, or marina. A few concerned residents, a community organization, or a law enforcement agency can spearhead the effort to organize a Neighborhood Watch. Any community resident can join — young or old, single or married, renter or homeowner.

A NW group can be formed as an online group or in person group. It really depends on your areas preference. Both groups do the same tasks. Except that the online group uses tools such as Facebook to share information and for training.

The program calls upon residents to step forward and assist the police in organizing the community into a cohesive unit working toward the goal of building a safer, crime-free neighborhood. Neighborhood Watch groups discuss neighborhood crime problems with the objective of developing solutions to local problems. Los Angeles Police Officers supply crime information to neighborhood watch organizations and instruct these groups in various crime prevention techniques.

 

 
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