Neighborhood Watch Duties & Responsibilities

Plano Police Responsibilities

  • Assist with educational and social neighborhood meetings
  • Attend your organizational meetings
  • Help you get your neighborhood organized
  • Pass important information to area coordinators in your neighborhood

Area Coordinator Responsibilities

  • Encourage Block Captains to have biannual meetings with the crime watch residents
  • Organize Block Captains to best cover the neighborhood and recruit replacement Block Captains when positions open up
  • Serve as the main contact between the Police Department and your neighborhood watch by receiving information from the Police Department and passing it on to the Block Captains
  • Submit crime watch sign requests

Block Captain Responsibilities

  • Meet with residents on a semi-annual basis (a Crime Prevention Officer can make presentations at these meetings or you might have a Block Party)
  • Nine House Sheet, various pamphlets
  • Notify Area Coordinator if they are no longer able to perform Block Captain Duties
  • Pass on the information received from the area coordinator to the individual residential households

Neighbor Responsibilities

As a Crime Watch Neighbor, your responsibility is to be a good neighbor by watching out for other's properties and by reporting suspicious activity to the police. You should know the three neighbors across the street from your home, your neighbors on each side, and the three neighbors behind your residence.

You should have a heightened awareness for your neighbors welfare and you should be more than willing to report suspicious activity to the police. Citizens can be assured that when they report suspicious activity, their name will be held in strictest confidence.