Starting a Neighborhood Watch
Crime affects us all because it affects the environment that we live in, play and work in. This is why it is important to remember that crime prevention is everybody's business. In our communities, it is our job to be a good neighbor. Being a good neighbor means looking out for one another. Our job together is to come together and discourage criminals from coming into our neighborhoods and disrupting our peace of mind and our feeling of safety. Neighborhood Watch works but it is like any other crime prevention tool, it works when you work the program.
Please consider starting a Neighborhood Watch and or Business Watch for your area, because crime prevention is everybody's business.
Here is how to get a watch group started:
- Just call the Neighborhood Watch Coordinator at 509-477-3055 to get started
- Fill out the organizer application and return to the Neighborhood Watch Coordinator
- Schedule a meeting with your neighbors and invite the Neighborhood Watch Coordinator and or a Crime Prevention deputy where we will provide an informative presentation on crime prevention, answer questions and provide materials for attendees.
A Few of the Presentation Topics Available to Citizens:
- Home Security
- Identity Theft and Scams
- Internet Safety
- Investment Fraud
- Drug Awareness
- Firearm Safety
- Map Your Neighborhood for emergency preparedness
- Business Watch
Please note: for the City of Spokane, please contact our partner organization, C.O.P.S. by visiting their website or calling 509-835-4592.
Spokane County Crime Prevention Office at the Valley Mall
We are located on the first floor next to Sears and across from Thomas Hammer Coffee. We are open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. Please call to be sure we are available or in the office if you need to meet with someone by calling 509-893-3934.
August 6th, 2019
On Tuesday, August 6th communities all over the United States will be hosting National Night Out parties, and Spokane County is no exception! You're invited to turn on your porch lights, lock your doors and spend the evening with neighbors, first responders and other community members for the 36th annual National Night Out against crime! Will your neighborhood be having a NNO party? If so, we would like to know about it. Go to https://www.spokanecounty.org/DocumentCenter/View/26029/2019-Summer-Neighborhood-Watch-Newsletter to read more about National Night out and fill out a registration form to receive visitors to your party.
If you do not plan to have a party, consider going to one. There will be many free National Night Out community events all over the county.
Free National Night Out Community Events on August 6th, 2019
Happy National Night Out to the South Hill!- Prairie View Water Park, 3724 E. 61st, 6:00-9:00 PM Hot dogs and pizza served for free. Music, thousands of dollars in raffle giveaways, Sheriff's helicopter, vendors and more!
Shorty Combs Park- E. 18th Ave, Airway Heights, 5:30-7:30 PM Bring a chair or blanket and sit on the grass while enjoying free grilled hot dogs, climb aboard the fire truck, kids enjoy some free activities and hang out with law enforcement.
Elk S.C.O.P.E. Office- 40116 N. Elk-Camden Rd. Elk, WA, 5:30-7:30 PM Come on down and enjoy some free refreshments, crime prevention information, speak with a deputy and learn more about S.C.O.P.E.!
Green Bluff Grange #300- 9809 E. Green bluff Rd., 5:30-7:30 PM Enjoy and ice cream social with your neighbors, watch the Sheriff's helicopter landing, climb on the fire trucks and look for a possible visit with Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich!
Can't make it to any parties on the 6th?
Saturday, August 10th
Spokane Valley Mall (West side of the parking lot)
FREE EVENT FOR ALL!
SCOPE's Neighborhood Watch is having a free National Night Out party against crime and drugs! Come on down and enjoy:
- Free hot dog dinner with beverages and ice cream (While supplies last)
- K-9 demonstration (begins at 5:30 p.m.)
- Free mall rides on the carousal, animal rides and train (with hand stamp)
**Enter to win 4 free passes to Silverwood Theme Park with a can of food for Northwest Harvest! With each can that you donate, you will receive one ticket (there is no limit to the amount of cans that you can donate!)
**Raffle for a family of 4 to Regal Cinemas with a trip to the concession stand!
- S.C.O.P.E.'s Mounted Patrol
- Hope Animal- Assisted Crisis Response
- Kids activities and handouts
- Over 25 vendors
AND SO MUCH MORE!
Come and see the Sheriff's helicopter and climb aboard and take a look at the fire truck, the American Response vehicle and the Sheriff's Marine Patrol.
Call, 509-477-3055 for more information