Neighborhood Crime Watch (NCW) was created to obtain citizen involvement in discouraging and preventing residential crime. NCW is not designed as a substitute for police protection; rather, they supplement police activities by providing extra eyes, ears, and caring. NCW is people looking out for people, and it is considered a major deterrent against crime. It has been proven that neighborhoods with an active NCW have less crime.
How to form a Neighborhood Crime Watch for Your Block
- Contact the Richland Hills Crime Prevention Officer
- Identify a block captain and conduct a block party with at least 70% attendance
- Collect free crime watch yard signs
- Attend quarterly block captain meetings hosted by the PD on the first Monday in February, May, August, and November
- Call police for suspicious activity
If interested in learning more about Neighborhood Crime Watch or interested in becoming a Block Captain or Co-Captain, email the Community Services Unit or call 817-616-3783.