What is Neighborhood Watch?
Neighborhood Watch is a crime prevention program operated by Fullerton residents, with the support of the police department. Its purpose is to create an alert citizenry by teaching residents simple crime prevention measures, and by providing both general and specific information concerning crime in each neighborhood.
Neighborhood Watch encourages residents to familiarize themselves with the activities of their neighborhood by, for example, knowing who works during the day, which automobiles belong where, recognizing people who belong in the area, and noting those who do not. This basic knowledge, together with a few precautions, will prevent many crimes in our city.
Additional crimes will be prevented if residents will take time to properly secure their homes, record serial numbers through the "Operation Identification" program, jot down license numbers of strange cars cruising around a neighborhood, and report all suspicious persons to the police.
As a participant in the Neighborhood Watch program, you will become better acquainted with your neighbors. A prime goal of Neighborhood Watch is to provide a way for one neighbor to help another by keeping a watchful eye on the other's property. We believe the Neighborhood Watch program is a powerful means of combating all types of criminal offenses in residential area.
It is a proven fact that neighborhood crime prevention programs reduce crime. If you want to reduce the odds of your being a victim in your own home or neighborhood, persuade your neighbors to join you in the Fullerton Neighborhood Watch program. Stopping crime is everyone's business. If you do your part in neighborhood crime prevention, you'll be doing yourself and your community a big favor.
For further information about the Fullerton Neighborhood Watch Association, call:
Fullerton Police Community Services Bureau - 738-6836
or write to:
P.O. Box 2858
Fullerton, CA 92838
The Fullerton Police Department