This is a program of neighbors watching out for other neighbors during times when criminal activity would most likely occur, and reporting suspicious activity to police.
A police officer patrolling your neighborhood may not recognize a stranger in your yard - but your neighbors would. Neighbors know who you are and the type
of car you drive. They may be the first to notice a burglar at your window or door - or a strange car in your driveway.
Interested in Joining or Starting a Sheriff's Watch - Neighborhood Group in your area?
There are three easy ways to get started:
What to Watch For:
- Suspicious persons or activities
- Someone screaming or shouting for help
- Anyone being forced into a vehicle
- Property being taken out of houses or buildings where no one is home, or the business is closed
- A stranger running through private yards or alleyways
- Vehicles passing by numerous times, suspiciously parked or traveling alleyways with no lights or apparent destination.
Protect Yourself By:
- Use good lighting.
- Use good lock security.
- Keeping shrubs trimmed.
- Locking all doors and windows whenever your house is unoccupied.
- Letting a trusted neighbor know when you are on vacation. Don't advertise!! Stop deliveries and have all mail picked up.
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
Community Engagement Section
501 E. Bay St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202
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