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The police are unable to cover every neighborhood at all times, but you can help by forming a Neighborhood Watch. You and your neighbors can stay safe by looking out for one another.

Neighborhood Watch is about...

  • Becoming acquainted with your neighbors.
  • Working together to solve problems in your neighborhood.
  • Helping the police by being aware of and reporting any unusual activities as they occur. You know best what is "normal" activity in your neighborhood.
  • Learning to prevent and detect crime in your neighborhood and taking the necessary steps to make it safer (i.e. utilizing locks, lighting, etc.)
  • Reporting suspicious persons, but NOT apprehending. Leave that for the police.
  • Looking out for your neighbors.

For more information about getting a watch started in your neighborhood, click here.

The Neighborhood Watch concept can bring your neighbors together for the common goal of making your neighborhood a safe place to live.you and your neighbors are safer when you look out for each other. YOU could be the one to make a difference.

Call 235-9037 for information on how to schedule a Neighborhood Watch Meeting for your neighborhood.

Important phone numbers:

Emergency (only): 911 - For any police, fire, or medical emergency, any time day or night

Crime Stoppers: 288-STOP- To report any information on felony crimes or fugitives.

General Police Information: 235-9201- If you have non-emergency questions, refer to your phone book or directory assistance for the right source for your questions.

Crime Prevention Bureau: 235-9037 - If you have crime prevention questions or want to schedule a Neighborhood Watch Program for your neighborhood or Home Security Survey.

Drug Task Force Tip Line: 235-9406. If you suspect drug dealing activity from a home or other populated location, you can call to report this activity to undercover / narcotics investigators for follow-up.

For further information contact Crime Prevention at 235-9037.

(Source: This information was republished, courtesy of The South Bend Police Department)

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