Community Watch

comm-watchIN AN EMERGENCY CALL 911

Mooresville Police Non-Emergency: 704-664-3311


What is Community Watch?

COMMUNITY WATCH is a Crime Prevention program that involves citizens working with each other and with law enforcement agencies to reduce crime and victimization in their communities. It involves:

1. Citizens protecting themselves and their property by using common sense crime prevention practices.

2. Neighbors getting to know each other, watching out for each other and acting on or reporting suspicious activities.

3. Citizens working with groups, community leaders, and, more importantly, law enforcement agencies to make entire communities safe and free from crime.

CITIZEN ALERT, NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH, BLOCK WATCH, or COMMUNITY WATCH: the names may differ, but the idea is the same. Neighbors looking out for each other.


Why have a Community Watch?

Because law enforcement officers cannot be on every street corner, citizen involvement is necessary to combat crime. On average, there are approximately two law enforcement officers for every 1,000 citizens.

You and your neighbors are the ones who really know what is going on in your community. By cooperating with each other and with the police, citizens can help fight crime in the most effective way – preventing the victimization of themselves, their families and friends.

Your are the key element in fighting crime. GET INVOLVED!


Making Our Community Watch Successful

USING YOUR BLOCK MAP: The Block Map gives you visual perspective of your area our neighborhood. It is an easy reference for everyone residing on your block/street, and is used to explain the layout of our area when reporting an emergency situation to 911 or a law enforcement officer.

Currently, you may download and complete your own personal block map, for use in your home.?The map should include information such as: name(s) of resident(s), addresses, telephone numbers, color of house, and a directional compass.

Eventually, the block captains will be in charge of updating and supplying block maps to their entire area.

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