Neighborhood Watch is a crime prevention program that uses citizens, in cooperation with law enforcement, to reduce crime in their communities. It involves neighbors getting to know each other, taking the time to watch out for each other, and working together in a program of mutual assistance.

Neighborhood Watch is an effective means of reducing residential burglaries. By participating in Neighborhood Watch, the homeowner will learn:

Effective crime prevention techniques for home safety and security

How to become law enforcement’s “eyes and ears" and help them provide security to residential areas

How to report a crime:
     what to look for, how to describe an intruder, vehicle or activity and what additional information to give

The San Joaquin county Sheriff Office is looking for citizens who are interested in helping deter crime in their community by forming a Neighborhood Watch Group.

If you are interested in being a part of this exciting and important program, please contact the Sheriff's Office Neighborhood Watch Coordinator Bill Hughes at (209) 468-4796.