The Community Police Units are responsible for developing community based crime prevention programs. One of these programs is Neighborhood Crime Watch. The program is designed to encourage neighbors to get to know each other within their neighborhood. With the assistance of the Community Police Unit participants are taught to reduce risk of being victimized at home, in their vehicles and in public places. The program also trains participants on the importance of recognizing suspicious activity and how to properly report them to the police.
During the year the Community Police Units supports approximately fourteen (14) Neighborhood Crime Watches located throughout the city. There also two (2) Neighborhood Associations (Woodlawn & Pleasantview) which include neighborhood crime watch members.
Citizens can also view crime within their neighborhood and throughout the City using the Department's online Crime Mapping.