a group decides to form a Neighborhood Watch, It:
Contacts their local police
departments Crime Prevention Unit, or the CPA WNY for help in training
members in home security and reporting skills or information on local
Selects a coordinator
and/or block captain(s) who are responsible for organizing meetings and
relaying information to members.
Recruits members, keeps
up-to-date on new residents and makes special efforts to involve the
elderly, working parents, and young people.
Works with local
governments and law enforcement to put up Neighborhood Watch signs,
usually after at least 50 percent of all households in the neighborhood