Neighborhood Watch

The best crime awareness device ever invented is a good neighbor!!

A Little History

Neighborhood Watch is one of the oldest and most well-known crime prevention concepts in North America. The program has roots dating back to the days of colonial settlements, when night watchmen patrolled the streets. In the late 1960s, Neighborhood Watch came to prominence due to an increase in crime rates. The National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) saw a need for a neighborhood crime prevention organization and created the National Neighborhood Watch Program in 1972 to assist citizens and law enforcement.

For the last three decades, the National Sheriffs' Association has helped neighbors band together to create Watch Groups. These groups understand that active participation of community residents is a critical element in neighborhood safety. Watch groups make their communities better places to live simply by looking out for suspicious activity in their neighborhood and reporting that activity to law enforcement.

Walnut Grove Neighbors:  If you do not currently have a Block Captain, please help us help you: Volunteer to be a Block Captain.

Contacting 5 or 6 of your neighbors or becoming a "contact source" for 5 or 6 of your neighbors could ultimately help all of WGL. Don't be left out when critical information needs to be shared.

Call Sandra McCorry 755-6609 or email 

Currently we have 28 block captains.