Neighborhood WatchNeighborhood Watch is one of the oldest and most effective crime prevention programs in the country, bringing citizens together with law enforcement to deter crime and make communities safer. Sponsored by the National Sheriff’s Association (NSA), Neighborhood Watch encourages citizens to organize themselves and keep a careful watch over each other’s homes and properties – immediately reporting any suspicious activity, vehicles or people to local law enforcement. This reduces the opportunity for crimes to occur and creates an opportunity for communities to bond together.

Residents interested in helping keep the City of Harker Heights safe are encouraged to become involved in the Neighborhood Watch program. The Community Services Division can provide you with more information regarding the program and will gladly assist you with starting up a program in your neighborhood.

Neighborhood Watch programs typically consist of group members and a group Captain. The Captain encourages neighbors to participate and organizes the neighbors in the group. They coordinate group meetings and act as a liaison between the City, the Police Department (or local law enforcement agency) and the group.

At the group meetings, neighbors get to know each other while working together to learn and implement crime prevention techniques. They also discuss recognizing and reporting suspicious activity in the neighborhood, preparing for emergencies and other topics regarding the safety and welfare of the neighborhood.

For more information or to get a program started in your neighborhood, please contact the Community Services Division at (254) 953-5400. We hope to hear from you soon and look forward to working together in the fight against crime!