What is the Neighborhood Watch Program?
- Method of joining together with the community to prevent crime and reduce fear in the neighborhood
- Anybody can join
- Members learn how to make their homes more secure and how to recognize and report suspicious activities in the neighborhood
What is suspicious activity?
- When a person’s conduct or action does not fit the norm in the neighborhood
- An occurrence that should not be happening under normal circumstances
- Use your intuition – if you feel something is wrong, it’s always best to report it.
Things to look for:
- Somebody in need of help
- Somebody looking into cars, houses, or closed businesses
- Cars, trucks, or vans driving slowly down the street without an apparent destination or with their lights off
- Vehicles parked for extended time period with vehicle occupied by subject
How to report a crime:
- Call 911
- Give your name and address
- Describe the event(s) and suspect info, in as much detail as possible
- Describe the suspect’s vehicle, if applicable
If you have any questions about starting or participating in a Neighborhood Watch Program in the City of Auburn, please contact Sergeant Greg Dann at 315-255-4721.