Want to know the best crime prevention tool ever invented? A good neighbor!

In fact, neighbors working together with law enforcement are one of the best crime-fighting teams around.

We call it… Neighborhood Watch

  • Who can participate?

    • City residents
    • Country residents
    • Suburban residents
    • Apartment dwellers
    • Mobile home residents
    • Young People
    • Senior citizens
    • Men
    • Women
    • Families
    • Couples
    • Singles…
    • In summary… YOU!
  • Why Neighborhood Watch?

    • Nationwide, millions of crimes are committed every year and the numbers are still growing.
    • There can’t be a law enforcement officer on every corner, so citizen involvement is essential to combat crime.
    • By cooperating with each other and law enforcement, people can help fight crime in their community the most effective way – before it begins.

How do I get involved? 

Contact your local law enforcement agency and explain that you’re interested in joining or starting a Neighborhood Watch group.

Salinas/North County Coastal/Peninsula and South County
Unincorporated areas of Salinas, Spreckles, the North County communities of
Las Lomas
Moss Landing
Email Donna Galletti or call her at (831)759-6675.
Carmel Valley
Unincorporated areas of Carmel
Monterey Peninsula
Pebble Beach
Big Sur
Areas south of Salinas/Chular to the San Luis Obispo county line
Email Donna Galletti or call her at (831)647-7909.

For more information on how to organize a Neighborhood Watch group or to obtain guide, contact your local law enforcement agency or go to these websites:

REMEMBER – law enforcement officers can’t be everywhere at once – but you and your neighbors can. Put that neighborhood “know how” to work.

It’s simple:

  • Use your eyes and ears and then your telephone.
  • If you spot something suspicious, call law enforcement immediately.

For further information on this program and other crime prevention material, contact the Crime Prevention Specialist noted above who covers the area where you reside.