Edenton Police Department

Neighborhood Watch Program

What an effective Neighborhood Watch will do for

 your neighborhood:

  • Bring law enforcement and public together to reduce crime and improve the quality of life.
  • Instill a greater sense of security while reducing the fear of crime.
  • Create a “sense of community” and put the “neighbor” back into the neighborhood.


Neighborhood Watch is a program that:

  • Teaches citizens techniques to reduce the risk of being victimized at home and in the public.
  • Trains citizens on the importance of recognizing suspicious activities and how to report them.
  • Teaches participants how to make their homes more secure and properly identify their property.
  • Allow neighbors to get to know each other so that any out of place activity can be reported and investigated.
  • Creates a cohesive body of concerned citizens that can address other issues affecting the community – not only crime but also safety, health issues, and emergency preparedness.

Neighborhood Watch Meeting Topics:


  • Internet Safety for Kids
  • Operation ID (recording personal property information)
  • Identity Theft
  • How to Spot Scams, Cons, and CrooksHome Security
  • Fire Safety
  • Bicycle Safety
  • Drugs and Your Children
  • Firearms Storage and Safety
  • Preparing your Home for Vacation
  • Neighborhood Safety Issues
  • Recent Crimes in Edenton