About Neighborhood Watch
Neighborhood Watch is a program designed to increase safety and improve the livability of your neighborhood through crime prevention and communication between neighbors - and between neighbors and police.
Why Neighborhood Watch?
It works. Throughout the country, dramatic decreases in burglary and theft-related crimes are reported by law enforcement in communities with active Watch programs.
How to Start a Neighborhood Watch Group
Neighborhood Watch starts with any concerned resident - young or old, single or married, renter or homeowner. Even the busiest people can start a Neighborhood Watch. The program can also be done by a block of businesses interested in increasing the safety of their customers and employees. You can start by getting the interest of your fellow neighbors to discuss the level of interest and possible neighborhood problems and concerns.
Next, contact the Tipp City Police Department’s Community Resource Unit for a start-up packet. The packet will include a form for creating a participant list that will serve as a helpful phone tree when and if neighbors ever need to communicate with one another. Once the forms have been completed, a Community Resource Officer will meet with you and your neighbors at scheduled Watch meetings for crime prevention training. You will learn about topics such as home and personal safety and how to identify and report suspicious activity. Additionally, any questions you may have about any aspects of law enforcement, the Community Resource Officer will answer.
For more information, please contact the Tipp City Police Department at 937-667-3112, or visit:
260 South Garber Drive
Tipp City, Ohio 45371