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Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch Roster and Map

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What is a Neighborhood Watch?

Neighborhood Watch is a partnership between neighbors and the Oakland Police Department to improve safety and prevent crime. Forming a Neighborhood Watch group on your block is the first step to making and keeping your neighborhood safe.

How can you start a Neighborhood Watch group?

The Oakland Police Department encourages you and your neighbors to form a Neighborhood Watch group on your block. It is easy to do, and is one of the most important things you can do to prevent crime.

In order to start a Neighborhood Watch group, you must:

  1. Schedule a meeting with our Neighborhood Watch Coordinator
  2. Select a Block Captain and a Co-Captain
  3. Complete a Neighborhood Roster and Map and send a copy to the Neighborhood Watch Coordinator
  4. Apply for Neighborhood Watch Signs

Read about setting up a neighborhood watch in English, Spanish, and Chinese.