Neighborhood Watch Program
Public Safety’s Neighborhood Watch program is a collaborative partnership with the residents, that involves their active participation to help reduce crime in their neighborhood. Through a Neighborhood Watch meeting, residents, Public Safety Officers, and Norwalk Sheriff Deputies meet to discuss issues of concerns in their neighborhoods. Law enforcement partners will investigate and take action to address activity reported/observed as follow-up to the issues identified. Neighborhood Watch is a first step in development of a positive partnership between the neighborhoods, Public Safety, and Sheriff Station, that will be built on communication, trust, support and respect. This partnership is accomplished through ongoing communications between the residents and City/Sheriff, regularly scheduled NW meetings and/or special activities that include block parties, deployment of the law enforcement mobile policing center, and heightened patrol in neighborhoods. The objective is to reduce crime in the community by encouraging citizen volunteers to be our eyes and ears, to help identify and report suspicious activity which may be occurring within each neighborhood.
A Neighborhood Watch Meeting enables residents to:
- Discuss community issues in a neighborhood gathering.
- Learn how to identify and report suspicious activities affecting your neighborhood.
- Develop partnerships with the Norwalk Public Safety Department and Norwalk Sheriff’s Station to help create a plan of action to resolve issues
- Get to know your neighbors, Norwalk Public Safety Department, and Norwalk Sheriff Deputies and establish a network of communication.
How to start a Neighborhood Watch
- Contact the Public Safety office to schedule a meeting. Public Safety Officers will schedule a meeting date convenient to your availability, and will distribute flyers in your neighborhood. The meetings can be held in homes/front yards, city parks, and/or the Public Safety Mobile Policing Center.
How can I report a concern, suspicious activity, or crime?
- City of Norwalk Public Safety Department (562) 929-5732
- Norwalk Sheriff’s Department (562) 863-8711 or 9-1-1
- Crime Stoppers (800) 222-TIPS (8477)
*Informants can remain anonymous