The Crime Watch program is a community-based program that's been proven to deter crime. A Crime Watch is a group of neighbors working together along with law enforcement agencies and other local organizations in a community-wide effort to reduce residential crime.
Getting to know your neighbors and becoming familiar with your neighbors' habits and vehicles allows you to know when something is suspicious or out of the ordinary.
Crime Watch does not mean being a vigilante. Participants do not confront suspects or take any personal risks at all!
Always report any suspicious activities and crime to 9-1-1!
For everything you need to know about starting and operating a Crime Watch please see links below:
Dallas Police Department Crime Watch Manual
Crime Watch Executive Board (CWEB)
CWEB acts as a liaison between members of the community and the Dallas Police Department. Its efforts maximize the effectiveness of crime prevention efforts by providing support and education.
National Night Out (NNO)
NNO is an annual Crime Prevention Event held across the Nation in August of each year however, due to heat, these events in Dallas are held in October. Individual neighborhoods host block parties with a focus on reducing crime by getting to know your neighbors. Check the Dallas Police Calendar for NNO events near you.