Start a Neighborhood Watch program
Unfortunately, crime is a big motivation for folks to start engaging in their community. A good way to prevent crime and promote community involvement is to start a Neighborhood Watch program. These programs, which are sponsored by the DeKalb County, can give residents peace of mind and make them feel as if they are an important part of the community.
You’ll need at least a 75% participation rate from your neighbors for your Neighborhood Watch program to work. DeKalb County will provide booklets, window stickers and a sign for your street. You should work directly with your DeKalb County Police precinct to start a program in your area. Here’s how:
Step 1: Download the DeKalb County Neighborhood Watch Resource Guide (PDF) and assign block captains.
Step 2: Complete the checklist and collect signatures of participation from your neighbors.
Step 3: Contact the Public Education Specialist at your local police precinct. Precinct info can be found in the Resource Guide above.
• North Precinct – 404-294-2858 • East Precinct – 770-482-0328
• Center Precinct- 770-724-7616 • Tucker Precinct – 678-937-5339
• South Precinct – 404-286-7955