Uniting neighborhoods to “look out for each other” – by residents being alert to suspicious activity and reporting it to law enforcement so proper action can be taken to keep the neighborhood safe and secure – is the goal of the Roswell Neighborhood Watch program.
RPD emphasizes the benefits of Neighborhood Watch. Roswell is one of many communities throughout the country that participate in Neighborhood Watch.
Working under the motto of “We look out for each other,” Neighborhood Watch groups are formed by neighbors with a desire to work together to make their neighborhood a safe place to live by always watching out for one another and immediately reporting to police any suspicious activities. Each group is headed up by a neighborhood captain who can keep in regular contact with RPD and pass on any important information to the group’s members.
Being part of Neighborhood Watch is free. The only thing required is a desire to assist in making a safer neighborhood.
A neighborhood organized under the Neighborhood Watch program can easily tap into the program’s resources, not only for advice and assistance from law enforcement, but also from other entities – the Fire Department and Code Enforcement could be a couple examples – that can help address various neighborhood concerns and questions.
Neighborhood Watch offers street signs, home signs and stickers designed to let people know the neighborhood has come together with a dedication to “look out for each other.” These signs and other items can help deter unwanted and improper activities in the neighborhood. The Roswell Police Department has numerous Neighborhood Watch groups in operation. Community members are a law enforcement agency’s eyes and ears.
Anyone who is interested in forming a Neighborhood Watch group or just has questions about the program is encouraged to call RPD at (575) 624-6770.