Sheriff's Watch - Neighborhood

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.




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.


Contact Us:

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
Community Engagement Section

501 E. Bay St.

Jacksonville, FL 32202

(904) 630-2160


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