Watch is a crime prevention program which enlists the active participation
of citizens in cooperation with law enforcement to reduce crime in communities.
Networks of neighbors are trained by crime prevention officers on how
to protect themselves and their property as well as how to serve effectively
as additional eyes and ears for law enforcement agencies in your neighborhood.
Participating in Neighborhood Watch
- Neighbors getting to know each another and working together in a
program of mutual assistance.
- Citizens being trained to recognize and report suspicious and criminal
activities in their neighborhood such as burglary, larceny, vandalism,
- Implementation of crime prevention techniques such as home security,
suspect identification and operation identification, safe homes for
children and community clean up.
- Involve yourself and others….don’t be part of the problem…be
part of the solution.
- Contact us at Old Brooklyn CDC if you are interested in joining or
starting a neighborhood watch group (216-459-1000).
- If you spot something suspicious call 911 immediately.
- Be aware – know your neighbor’s routines and keep an
eye on their home when they are away.
- Be cooperative – talk to your neighbors.
- Keep an eye on your neighbor’s children and ask them to keep
an eye on yours.
- Participate in operation identification and other security programs
for your home.
- Set up a neighborhood clean-up and beautification program – organize
a campaign to clean out debris and brush from parks and wooded areas.
- Inform others in your neighborhood on the importance of a safe and
Remember, the CDC and law
enforcement officers can't be everywhere at once, but you and your neighbors
can put that neighborhood "know how" to work for everyone!