Some Common Questions About Neighborhood Crime Watch:
Why should city residents get involved and aren't we duplicating services already being provided by the CSPD?
- There are only a limited number of officers available to patrol the community. Other officers are assigned to administration, community and school resources, criminal investigations, family crisis intervention, ID unit, personnel/training, record tactical, traffic, and vice, intelligence and narcotics (VIN).
- Field services (road patrol) officers, in addition to partrolling the community, are involved in report writing, traffic enforcement, mandatory training, court appearances, investigations and administrative duties.
- Patrol officers also assist the Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and respond to other 9-1-1 calls.
- Neighborhood Watchers provide extra eyes and ears for the CSPD
How does Crime Watch work?
- You observe a suspicious person, vehicle, activity or crime in the community.
- You immediately report what you saw to the police.
- The police respond to your call and take appropriate action.
Suspicious Activities To Be Aware Of
Calling in the Report to Police