Crime prevention is a responsibility that should be shared equally by law enforcement and private citizens. The fact is crime prevention by law enforcement alone is less effective compared to the impact of private citizens working with each other and with law enforcement. This is especially true for residential neighborhoods since the police are unable to cover every neighborhood at all times.
Block Watch programs are based on this concept of neighbors working cooperatively with law enforcement – and national statistics prove that it works!
If you are interested in starting a neighborhood Block Watch program, or would like more information on how to organize a Block Watch program, please visit the Fight Crime section of the Chandler Police Department website: http://www.chandlerpd.com/fight_crime_blockwatch.htm