How to Organize a Neighborhood Watch
Step #1 Attend training workshop
The Neighborhood Watch Workshop trains potential Block Captains on how to form their Neighborhood Watch (NW), complete NW forms, and how to prevent home burglary, ID theft, and other crimes.
Contact the Gresham Police Department Crime Prevention Unit at 503-618-2824 to register and receive a “Neighborhood Watch Block Captain Packet.” Every NW must have a Block Captain. You may consider having a Co-Captain, or an Assistant Block Captain.
Step #2 Talk with your neighbors
Visit your neighbors and ask for their support and participation in forming a NW.
Step #3 After the training
Schedule your first NW meeting and complete the forms presented at the Workshop.
Step #4 Distribute invitations
Send invitations to neighbors requesting they attend and participate in the NW.
Step #5 Install NW signs
Install signs indicating your block area.
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