Neighborhood Crime Watch Programs are designed to target property crimes including burglaries, thefts and vandalisms. It is not intended as a citizen patrol.
The purpose of the Neighborhood Crime Watch Program is to encourage community involvement in the reduction of crime by citizens reporting criminal or suspicious activity, persons, or vehicles in the neighborhood.
The benefits of a Neighborhood Crime Watch Program include a greater sense of security, well-being, and reduction in crime.
Organize a Neighborhood Crime Watch Program
The Neighborhood Crime Watch Program is provided by the Canyon Police Department at no cost to citizens, except for the purchase of their signs.
Citizens who want to organize their neighborhoods into a Crime Watch program can email Officer Cody Jones or call (806) 655-5005.
Neighborhood Crime Watch Meetings
Typically, local residents hold neighborhood meetings in their homes, churches, schools, or at the Canyon Police Department classroom.
During the meetings, neighbors get acquainted and have the opportunity to discuss issues and concerns within their respective neighborhoods. They receive educational information about crime prevention from the Canyon Police Department. They are encouraged to report suspicious activity, persons, and vehicles to the police.