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.