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
Cpl. Scott Boak
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 Public Safety Center (1200 N. Patterson Ave.) on Monday March 10, 2014 at 7pm. The Police Department's Community Relations Specialist will be giving a presentation on community relations. Elections will also be held for officer positions in the Neighborhood Watch Association. You must be present to have a vote.
Statistics have been updated through January of 2014 and can be viewed on our Crime Statistics page. If your group is not showing up in the report, contact Corporal Scott Boak at 336-726-2059.
Safety tips and crime prevention information can be found by visiting Crime Prevention.
Neighborhood Watch Newsletter
There are two different ways that you and your members can access and receive the Neighborhood Watch newsletter. Sign up to receive it as an e-mail through the city’s web site, or you can read it on the Police Department’s web site.
Upon completing the registration process you will receive an e-mail with a web link to confirm your e-mail address. You must confirm your e-mail address before you will be able to receive the Neighborhood Watch Newsletter. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail please check your SPAM filter settings. (You can also add mail from "cityofws.org" to your trusted list before registering.)
Read the Neighborhood Watch newsletter online and subscribe at the bottom of the page.
Additional Neighborhood Resources
Neighborhood Watch and Neighborhood Association's Web Sites