A neighborhood watch program is a group of people living in the same area who want to make their neighborhood safer by working together and in conjunction with local law enforcement to reduce crime and improve their quality of life. Neighborhood watch is homeland security at the most local level. It is an opportunity to volunteer and work towards increasing the safety and security of our homes and our homeland. Neighborhood watch empowers citizens and communities to become active in emergency preparedness, as well as the fight against crime and community disasters.
Every Friday and Saturday night, two volunteers slowly drive through Hickory Farms for two to three hours and look out for suspicious activity. The car is marked with bright "Neighborhood Watch" signs. When the volunteers see something suspicious, they call 911 (this hardly ever happens). Volunteers do not exit the car during the patrol nor confront troublemakers.
Neighborhood Watch helps keep Hickory Farms a safe and secure place to live. Law enforcement studies have shown that Neighborhood Watch communities have less crime than those that do not.
While everyone in our community benefits from Neighborhood Watch, not everyone participates. Won't you please join the Hickory Farms Neighborhood Watch patrol? The more neighbors who join, the less often each of us takes a turn. Two to three hours every three months is all it takes to make the program work. Spouses frequently patrol as a team to get a few hours of quality time together. Sometimes, a parent and high school age student will volunteer. And, if your significant other can't participate, you'll be teamed with a neighbor.
To volunteer, please contact the Neighborhood Watch coordinator listed on the Contact Page.
The Neighborhood Watch schedule can be found on our Calendar.
Last Update: May 14, 2020