ShowImageNeighborhood Watch is:

  • Residents trained to recognize suspicious or criminal activities.
  • Residents reporting criminal or suspicious activities to the police.
  • Residents keeping informed about activities in their neighborhood.
  • Residents watching for suspicious, criminal or dangerous activities in their neighborhoods.
  • Residents providing valuable information to police to help them investigate suspicious activities.
  • Residents assisting the police in apprehending and preventing crime.

Neighborhood Watch is NOT:

  • A group of vigilantes or people taking the law into their own hands.
  • A program that takes the place of the police.
  • Residents enforcing the law or apprehending criminals.

Neighborhood Watch members:

  • Stay alert.
  • Know their neighbors and watch out for each other.
  • Report suspicious activities and crimes to the police department.
  • Volunteer their eyes and ears on a regular basis to watch their neighborhood.

Watch members should be on the lookout for:

  • Someone screaming or shouting for help
  • Someone looking in windows of houses and parked cars
  • Property being destroyed or taken out of or away from a home
  • Cars, vans, or trucks moving slowly with no apparent destination or without lights
  • Anyone being forced into a vehicle
  • A stranger sitting in a car or stopping to talk to a child

Report these incidents to the Chesterfield County Police immediately. For emergency situations, call 911. For non-emergency situations, call 804-748-1251.

You can also visit the Chesterfield County Neighborhood Watch website for more information.  Chesterfield County also provides a monthly Neighborhood Watch Report as well as a monthly Neighborhood Watch Newsletter.