General Inquiry: 303-450-8892
Northglenn Police Department
11701 Community Center Drive
Northglenn, CO 80233
The Neighborhood Watch Program is a nationally recognized program that not only helps citizens organize to fight crime, but also to become good neighbors. Creating a Neighborhood Watch program also helps the community become more vigilant in the ongoing battle with criminals, helps maintain safe streets and provides a better place for children to play and grow. Joining a Neighborhood Watch program can be as simple as finding an already established program in your neighborhood and signing up.
Citizens who join the Neighborhood Watch will learn how to reduce the risk of being victimized both at home and in public. Members will also learn how to recognize and report suspicious activity, as well as how to make their own homes safe by properly securing their homes and their personal property, which will help take away the opportunity most criminals are looking for.
Currently, the Northglenn Police Department oversees approximately 25 Neighborhood Watch programs in the city, but there are still many communities in the city that do not have one. If there isn’t already a Neighborhood Watch on your street feel free to contact the Northglenn Police Department and we will help you get one started.
The following steps need to be followed to initiate a Neighborhood Watch Program for your block:
1. The first thing is to visit your neighbors and explain that you are starting a Neighborhood Watch program for your neighborhood. Inform them of the benefits of having a watch program and that you would appreciate their attendance at the start-up meeting. Have enough copies of the Watch Family Information Sheet to give to each family representative or participant attending.
2. Talk with your neighbors and find out the best day of the week and time of day for a meeting. For the best results, the meeting should be held in a home on your block. Have them fill out their Watch Family Information Sheet prior to the first meeting. Inform them that you will get back to them about the time and day the first meeting will occur.
3. After determining the best time and day of the week for a meeting, contact the Northglenn Police Department Community Relations unit at 303-450-8851 to schedule a time with them to attend your first meeting. It is important to contact the Police Department at least 2-3 weeks in advance; their schedules are generally filled weeks in advance.
4. Once a date and time have been set, fill out the meeting announcement flyer and distribute it to your neighbors.
5. If possible, collect the family data sheets that were given out earlier prior to the meeting. If you are unable to collect the profile sheet prior to the first meeting, do so at the meeting.
6. Hold the first meeting. Try to keep the meeting to an hour and a half or shorter if possible.
For more information on Neighborhood Watch, please contact Jim Gardner at 303-450-8851.