West U Neighborhood Watch: Neighbors Helping Neighbor
The West University Place Police Department believes that organized neighbors make safer neighborhoods. Neighbors of all ages and back¬grounds can prevent crime and make their neighborhoods safer when they are looking out for each other’s families and property in a systematic and sustained way. The police department is committed to working together with our great community to build a safe, healthy neighborhood that is prepared to respond. The Neighborhood Watch program provides a tremendous opportunity for the police and community to develop meaningful partnerships that will help accomplish this goal.
This program supports the department’s policing strategy—policing for prevention—which works to prevent crime through problem-solving part¬nerships among community, police and other city agencies. Neighborhood Watch strengthens important community relationships through education while mitigating the risk of crimes of opportunity, including burglary and thefts from parked autos, among others.
Residents must also be prepared for the possibility of a natural disaster or emergency. In addition to crime prevention, Neighborhood Watch helps support the city’s emergency preparedness and response efforts. The organization effort to set up a Neighborhood Watch team can assist you and your neighbors in developing emergency plans that could save lives and assist first responder agencies in providing immediate relief. Organizing a Neighborhood Watch can strengthen your community as a whole. Visit www.westutx.gov/neighborhood-watch for more information.