- 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.