Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch is a program utilized village-wide for citizens that wish to address certain problems within their neighborhoods. 

To begin a neighborhood watch you must first form a small planning committee of neighbors to discuss needs, the level of interest, and possible problems. 

Next, contact as many of your neighbors as possible, asking them if they:

Feel at risk of being burglarized or being the victim of other crimes
Have taken any steps to protect their homes
Would be willing to attend a meeting to organize a Neighborhood Watch group in your area (the agency suggests having a minimum of 8-10 households involved in the program)

Finally, you can contact our Community Relations Unit (communityrelations@vbg.org or 847-459-2560) and request that an officer come to a meeting of your group in the near future to discuss Neighborhood Watch and help assess your community's problems and needs. Meetings are usually hosted at a home or clubhouse within the watch community.

Visit National Neighborhood Watch for further information about creating a Neighborhood Watch Program.