If you are interested in playing a vital part in building a partnership between your community and the Arroyo Grande Police Department, consider becoming a member of the Neighborhood Watch or Business Watch programs. As a member of a Neighborhood Watch or Business Watch program, you will become part of an organized community group with your neighbors or fellow business owners to discuss and respond to your neighborhood or business area concerns. The Neighborhood Watch and Business Watch programs are nationwide networks of local concerned citizens and business owners working together, neighborhood by neighborhood, community by community, business by business, in partnerships with local police departments to solve neighborhood and business community problems.
Being a member of Neighborhood Watch or Business Watch does not require a great deal of time, but it does require a commitment to become involved and work with your neighbors and fellow business owners. The Arroyo Grande Police Department will assist in organizing and providing initial direction for each Neighborhood Watch or Business Watch program. The Department will provide identifying Neighborhood Watch street signs and home and business decals. Members of the Department will instruct the Neighborhood Watch or Business Watch program members on a wide variety of subjects from crime prevention tips; personal safety advice; home and business protection and security systems; fraud, theft and robbery prevention; and narcotics and gang identification.
Through the Neighborhood Watch or Business Watch programs you will be able not only to meet and get to know your neighbors and fellow business owners on a more personal level, but you will also be able to meet and become personally acquainted with the police officers who patrol your community. Neighborhood Watch and Business Watch will give you the opportunity to interact with your police officers and your Arroyo Grande Police Department.
Remember, it only takes one person in your neighborhood or business community to plant the seed of a Neighborhood Watch or Business Watch that will grow into an effective partner with your police department in protecting you, your home or business, and your community. If you have that desire to be a leader and help your neighbors or fellow business owners to help themselves toward the goal of a safer community, complete the Public Service Request form and you will be contacted.
National Neighborhood Watch Institute offers a variety of materials and information for your Neighborhood Watch needs.