Neighborhood Watch

Two Neighborhood Watch officers


Neighborhood Watch is one of the most effective crime prevention programs in the country, bringing citizens together with law enforcement to deter crime and make communities safer.


Focusing on organization, communication and education, Neighborhood Watch participants look out for one another - without being nosy or obtrusive. They are observant of unusual activity and report suspicious activity. Participants are never asked to act in lieu of the police or put themselves in dangerous situations.

Additional Information

For more information and material on how to begin a Neighborhood Watch program, contact Redmond Police at 425-556-2500 or email Crime Prevention. Once you have developed a Neighborhood Watch, be more prepared through Map Your Neighborhood and the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).

  1. Purpose
  2. Getting Started
  3. Captains
  4. Members
  5. Police Department
  6. Resources

A Good Neighborhood Watch

  • Emphasizes techniques to reduce the risk of being a crime victim
  • Teaches citizens to recognize and report suspicious activity
  • Teaches how to make homes more secure
  • Allows for communication among neighborhoods and the police department, giving residents greater access to criminal activity information and one-on-one interaction with law enforcement officers
  • Encourages neighbors to know one another
  • Provides opportunity for neighbors to come together and address issues as a group
  • Participates in National Night Out Against Crime the first Tuesday of August
  • Has fun!