APD Neighborhood Crime Watch
Neighborhood Crime Watch is a Crime Prevention Program of the Anchorage Police Department. It is one of the most effective and least costly ways of reducing and/or preventing residential property crimes. It is a citizen involvement, neighborhood and community based effort designed to assist citizens and the police in reducing crime and increasing an overall sense of peace, safety and security in the neighborhood. The program’s success is hinged on improving communications between neighbors and achieving and sustaining an appropriate level of neighbor involvement to a point where the neighbors realize a reduction and/or achieves prevention of burglaries and other property crimes.
What Are the Goals of Neighborhood Crime Watch?
- To increase awareness of the crime of burglary and other property crimes.
- To implement various safety and residential security strategies to make homes more secure and less likely to be targeted.
- To help neighbors recognize signs of suspicious and criminal activity and how to properly report them to police.