Neighborhood Watch Program
Neighborhood Watch 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.
Identifying your property is crucial to its recovery. Click here for more information on Operation Identification.
To view crime statistics in your neighborhood
Take a Stand Against Crime: Join a Neighborhood Watch to find out more call (904) 630-2160, contact us by e-mail, or
Apply to the Neighborhood Watch program online now.
Steps to Starting a Neighborhood Watch (Microsoft Word 40K)
Neighborhood Watch Duties and Responsibilities (Microsoft Word 32K)
In February 2006, Neighborhoods magazine featured an article on the Neighborhood Watch program. To view this article, click here.
Neighborhood Watch Tips: 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 322202