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Neighborhood Watch. John E. Williams, CPS Certified Crime Prevention Specialist Beavercreek Police Department. Neighborhood Watch. In order for Crime to occur, three elements must be present. These elements of crime are usually depicted in a triangle. Neighborhood Watch. Desire

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neighborhood watch
Neighborhood Watch

John E. Williams, CPS

Certified Crime Prevention Specialist

Beavercreek Police Department

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Neighborhood Watch
  • In order for Crime to occur, three elements must be present.
  • These elements of crime are usually depicted in a triangle.
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Neighborhood Watch


How bad does the criminal

want to do the crime?


How good is the criminal at

committing the crime?


How easy have you made

it for the crime to occur?


Criminal Victimization Attitudinal Factors


C -Criminal Victimization

D - Denial

A - Apathy

A –Affliction

C - Complacent


what is neighborhood watch
What is Neighborhood Watch?
  • A program involving the joint efforts of the police, the community, designed to enhance neighborhood security, heighten the community’s power of observation, and to encourage mutual assistance and concern among neighbors.
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Neighborhood Watch
  • Crime Prevention is enhanced when citizens care for the welfare of their neighbors, as well as their own.

Knowledge is a powerful tool…

* Know who your neighbors are!

*Know what cars they drive!

*Know when they are away!

neighborhood watch is quite similar to a team
Neighborhood Watch is quite similar to a team.

On any team

There is a:


*Block Captains

*Team Members

neighborhood watch coordinator
Neighborhood WatchCoordinator
  • The Coordinator’s job is crucial to the successof the program. This may be just the right job for association presidents or other individuals who has extra time at home.
  • This person’s responsibilities may include:
    • Expanding the program and maintain a current list of participants and neighborhood residents, including names, address, home and work telephone numbers, and vehicle descriptions
    • Acting as liaisonbetween WATCH members, law enforcement officers, civic groups, and block captains;
    • Arranging neighborhood crime prevention training programs;
    • Obtaining and distributing crime prevention materials, such as news letters and signs.
block captain
Block Captain

The Block Captain is the primary link in the neighborhood watch chain of command. There should be no more than 10-15 homes per Block captain. The duties include the following tasks:

  • Meet each resident in your assigned area and encourage them to become a member of your team.
  • Maintain an emergency phone e-mail list of all your team members.
  • Be available to pass on information to your team members.
team members you are the most important part of the program
Team Members You are the most important part of the program!
  • Observe and report suspicious activities to you’re your team leader
  • Assist the team leader if needed
  • Attend the group meetings
  • Monthly Meetings (Quarterly Required)
  • Maintain a Current Phone / E-mail Listing
  • Annual Community Event

Block Party, Cookout, Swim Party, etc.

Have Fun !!!

identifying reporting suspicious activity
Identifying / Reporting Suspicious Activity
  • Anyone with a weapon!
  • Somebody running from a home or vehicle
  • Someone screaming
  • Anyone who just doesn’t fit – Trust Your Feelings
  • Stranger carrying a TV, stereo…pillowcase
  • Person looking into cars
  • Someone ringing doorbells..No Soliciting
  • Someone on side/rear of neighbors home
  • Subject driving with no lights or speeding
philosophy of crime prevention the four d s
Philosophy of Crime PreventionThe Four D’s
  • Deny: Deny entry or opportunity
  • Delay:Utilize Security devices…locks or other security hardware
  • Detect: Discover entry… alarms, neighbors, police, etc.
  • Displacement:Make “them” look elsewhere
residence security survey
Residence Security Survey

Three Major Objectives:

  • Assess Current Security Status
  • Identify Security Deficiencies
  • Suggest Improvements
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Residence Security Survey

Three Critical Elements:

  • Physical Security Assessment
  • Family Security Assessment
  • Information Security Assessment
residence security survey physical security






Alarm Intrusion Systems

Fire Protections

Access Control

Residence Location


Communication Resources


Residence Security Survey(Physical Security)
residence security survey information security
Identity Theft

Verbal, Fax & Data

Computer System & Network Security

Records, Documents, Correspondence

Family Plans

Destruction of Confidential Documents

Family Emergency Plans

Security Awareness Training for Family Members

Residence Security Survey(Information Security)
  • Crime Prevention is Everyone’s Responsibility
  • This Is Your Community
  • The Beavercreek Police Dept. Is Here To Assist You … Build A Safer Tomorrow Today

Crime Prevention



Identity Theft

“The Crime of the Millennium”

John E. Williams

Crime Prevention Specialist

Beavercreek Police Department



Always be aware of your credit card. Its’ info can be easily stolen.



Terrorist Awareness & Prevention


Teen & Youth Internet Safety

How do you want them to think?!!

Other trainings available to NW members
  • Personal Safety
  • Stranger Danger
  • Workplace Violence
  • Many More….

Neighbors watching over neighbors