Neighborhood Watch is the most effective means available for keeping crime out of our neighborhoods. It relies on the best crime fighting tool ever invented - a good neighbor.
When neighbors work together with law enforcement, one of the best crime fighting teams around is created. Be a good neighbor and make your community safer from criminals by starting a Neighborhood Watch group.
To request an information packet to help you get started call 661/267-5170 or complete an interest form.
Starting a Neighborhood Watch group
When you are ready to start your Neighborhood Watch group, call to schedule your orientation meeting with your Crime Prevention Officer and Sheriff’s Deputy. The crime prevention office needs at least three weeks’ notice to schedule a meeting. Most residents hold the meeting in the garage or driveway of their home.
Once you schedule your meeting with the crime prevention office, you will be provided with a flyer announcing the meeting to pass out to your neighbors.
Orientation meeting topics include:
- Crime prevention programs offered by the crime prevention office and Sheriff's Department
- Neighborhood Watch program overview
- How to obtain Neighborhood Watch signs
- How citizens can become the Sheriff’s Department's "eyes and ears"
How to report a crime