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Neighborhood Watch Toolkit

What a great training this class was! The instructors were very professional and came with a wealth of information. - Sgt. Renee Uberuaga, Canyon County Sheriff's Office, ID

I loved the two day workshop this last week! Worth tons to me. Great staff, great participants. I have bragged to my Chief and everyone else about it. -Joi-Ashli, Maricopa PD. AZ


For almost 40 years, Neighborhood Watch has enhanced public safety by creating community-based partnerships to fight crime and to improve the quality of neighborhood life. The National Sheriffs’ Association in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice is providing training to law enforcement and citizen organizers.

The training improves Neighborhood Watch activities by providing formal training for law enforcement, Block Captains, and community volunteers. The Toolkit provides information and training on a wide variety of public and community safety-based topics, including volunteer management, partnerships and conducting effective meetings. In addition there are specialized presentations for Area Coordinators and Block Captains, and informative community-based presentations that are supplemented by numerous action-oriented Neighborhood Watch tools. The tools, templates and forms can be easily replicated or tailored to meet the individual needs of a local Neighborhood Watch organization.

The training provides an overview to the curriculum and tools contained in the Toolkit. It is applicable for all levels of Neighborhood Watch experience. The class is a Train-the-Trainer format. It is recommended one representative from a law enforcement agency attend, then take back the information to other officers.

DHS/FEMA: First Responder Training – Federal Sponsored Course Catalog Number DOJ-001-PREV

Who Should Attend
  • Sheriffs’ deputies and police officers working as Neighborhood Watch Liaisons
  • Law Enforcement new to crime prevention and community policing
  • Community members taking a leading role in Neighborhood Watch

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Training Materials Provided- The Neighborhood Watch Toolkit

The Toolkit provides numerous resources for law enforcement and community members working with Neighborhood Watch groups - whether starting, revitalizing or enhancing existing programs.

The Toolkit includes:

  • Nine CD's offering self-paced PowerPoint training aids law enforcement or community members can work through to build Neighborhood Watch related skills
  • Law Enforcement and Facilitator GuidesParticipant Handbooks
  • Five colorful, user-friendly posters
  • Law Enforcement and community guides to Neighborhood Watch
  • Flipbooks on effective meetings, teamwork and target hardening for the home

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