Neighborhood Watch

Partnership with the community is a key component to crime prevention. For residents who want to work with others to protect their homes, Neighborhood Watch is a formal process of vigilance and communication. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact Crime Prevention at 941.861.4084 or download the application at the bottom of this page.


Neighborhood_WatchThe goal of the Neighborhood Watch program is to enhance neighborhood security, heighten the community's power of observation and to encourage mutual assistance and concern among neighbors. The main objective is to improve citizen awareness of burglaries and provide information to reduce their occurrence.

The Neighborhood Watch program trains citizens in regard to better property security, develops a neighborhood action program where neighbors help watch each other's properties and report suspicious persons and activities to law enforcement agencies, and enlists each residence in the Operation Identification program.