About Us

Our neighborhoods are the core of our community. Maintaining a safe neighborhood is the responsibility of everyone living in it. Residents can do their part by becoming a Block Captain in their neighborhood. It takes very little time but is critical in the initial set-up of the Neighborhood Watch in every neighborhood. Residents are encouraged to talk to their neighbors to determine interest and then meet with Neighborhood Watch staff, offices located at 426 North Main.
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Staff will help neighborhoods decide when to have an introductory meeting and where is the best place to host it. Staff will even prepare invitations to distribute to your neighbors and conduct the meeting. Call, 575-622-4014 or stop by the Neighborhood Watch office for more information.

Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch is one of the most effective and least costly ways to prevent crime and reduce fear. Neighborhood Watch fights the isolation that crime both creates and feeds upon. It forges bonds among area residents, helps reduce burglaries and robberies, and improves relations between police and the communities they serve.

Why Neighborhood Watch

It works! Throughout the country, dramatic decreases in burglary and related offenses are reported by law enforcement agencies.

Today’s transient society produces communities that are less personal. Many families have two working parents and children involved in many activities that keep them away from home. An empty house in a neighborhood where none of the neighbors know the owner is a prime target for burglary.

Getting to Know Your Neighbors

Neighbors get to know one another. If you know who belongs in the neighborhood, you also know who doesn’t. You will recognize unauthorized intruders more readily and be more likely to call the police at the slightest sign of suspicious behavior for a friend more so than for a stranger who lives down the block.

Every neighborhood has its own problems, each is unique. Neighborhood Watch gives the residents a vehicle to identify, prioritize and tap into local resources to solve those problems, increasing pride of ownership in the community.


Communication between watch group members is improved, as well as communication between members and the police. Important information about crimes and crime trends that are occurring in the neighborhoods can be sent to members to alert them about what they should be looking out for and what they could do to keep from becoming a victim of crime.