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:
- Schedule a meeting with our Neighborhood Watch Coordinator
- Select a Block Captain and a Co-Captain
- Complete a Neighborhood Roster and Map and send a copy to the Neighborhood Watch Coordinator
- Apply for Neighborhood Watch Signs
Read about setting up a neighborhood watch in English, Spanish, and Chinese.