Neighborhood Watch Program

How do I Start a Neighborhood Watch Group?

  • Talk to your neighbors about the need for such a group, based on personal knowledge of crime or suspicious activity in your area.
  • Discuss the best time, day of the week, and the ideal location for your neighbors to meet.  Meetings are typically scheduled Monday through Thursday evenings, generally beginning at 6:30 pm. The meeting can be held at the home of a member or somewhere outside your neighborhood such as a library, church, community hall, or park. 
  • Reach out to the Community Service Officer assigned to your Policing District to discuss a date and time to schedule your first meeting.  Please be sure to allow at least two weeks' notice for us to make arrangements to attend your meeting.
  • Invite your neighbors to the first meeting. 

See the Policing District Map for your district area:

Policing District Map

For more information, contact Community Service Officer Debbie Lopez at (209) 937-8796 or

Last Update : 12/11/2023, 5:23:55 PM