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Neighborhood Watch

What is it?

Neighborhood Watch is a crime prevention program which enlists the active participation of citizens in cooperation with law enforcement to reduce crime in their communities. It involves:

  • neighbors getting to know each other and working together in a program of mutual assistance;
  • citizens being trained to recognize and report suspicious activities in their neighborhoods; and
  • implementing crime prevention techniques such as home security, Operation I.D. etc..

Who can participate?

  • single-family residential homeowners & renters
  • condominium homeowners & renters
  • apartment dwellers
  • mobile home residents
  • young people
  • senior citizens
  • families
  • couples
  • singles
  • anyone!!

Why Neighborhood Watch?

  • Over 40 million crimes are committed every year and the number is still increasing.
  • There cannot be a law enforcement officer on every corner, so citizen involvement is essential to combat this social crisis.
  • Put that neighborhood know-how to work. It’s simple: just use your eyes and ears and then telephone the police if you see something suspicious: 741-5704.
  • Don’t try to stop a criminal yourself - it can be dangerous.
  • By cooperating with each other and the police, neighbors make one of the best crime fighting teams around and address crime in their community the most effective way: BEFORE it begins!

How do I get involved?

Call the Garden Grove Police Department Community Liaison Division at
741-5761 or 741-5762.

Contact Crime Prevention at for more information.