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.
Please click here to fill out an online application for Sheriff's Watch - Neighborhood.
To view crime statistics in your neighborhood click here.
Take a Stand Against Crime: Join a watch group to find out more call (904) 630-2160 or email JSOCommunityAffairs@jaxsheriff.org.
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
501 E. Bay St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202
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