What is Neighborhood Watch?
Neighborhood Watch is a citizens' organization devoted to preventing crime and vandalism within a neighborhood. It is through coordination and cooperation with the Winston-Salem Police Department that members learn non-intervention ways to deter crime. Neighborhood Watch members are to stay alert to unusual activity and contact the authorities.
Information on starting a Neighborhood Watch in your community [pdf/120kb/2p].
Neighborhood Watch Coordinator
Officer G. K. Wykle
Neighborhood Watch Association
All Neighborhood Watch groups are a part of the Neighborhood Watch Association.
The next Neighborhood Watch Association meeting will be held at the Beaty Training and Support Center (1200 N. Patterson Ave.) on Thursday, February 8, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.
The Captains of the three police districts in the city have been asked to come and introduce themselves to the Association and to take questions.
As a reminder, these meetings are held in a secure building that requires you to be allowed into the building by and employee. Therefore, if you get there after 7 p.m.there is no guarantee that anyone will be at the door to let you in the building.
National Night Out was a big success across the city with over 1,000 people coming out to join in the activities. We hope to see even more participation next year. The next big event for the Neighborhood Watch Association will be the National Night Out on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. More information will be posted about the event as it approaches.
Any questions should be directed to Officer G. K. Wykle at 336-407-6013 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Neighborhood Watch Association By-Laws [pdf/14kb/3p]
Safety tips and crime prevention information can be found by visiting Crime Prevention.
See crimes by type and address on the Crimemapping site - here's how! [video]
CrimeMapping Search Tips [pdf/580kb/7p]
The Winston-Salem Police Department has partnered with Nextdoor, a popular online service that allows information sharing in just your neighborhood. You can reply to information we share on the pages, or you can send us a private message. Nextdoor can be a useful tool for Neighborhood Watch groups to communicate with other residents in their area, but it is not an actual part of Neighborhood Watch.
The neighborhood boundaries created by Nextdoor are not the same as those for Neighborhood Watch groups and therefore might overlap from one group to another. It is also important to remember that this is not a forum to report criminal activity since it will not be monitored at all hours, so please call 911 for urgent assistance or 336-773-7700 if it's not an emergency. Visit our Nextdoor page for more information.
National Night Out 2017
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods a safer, better place to live.
National Night will be observed on Tuesday, August 1.
Registration information will be posted at a later date.
Questions can be directed to Officer G. K. Wykle at 336-407-6013 or the Community Resources Unit at 336-773-7835.
Additional Neighborhood Resources
Neighborhood Watch and Neighborhood Association's Web Sites