First, talk to your neighbors. Tell them you want to start Neighborhood Watch on your block. If 70% of your neighbors are interested, call the Beaumont Police Department COPPS Team and let us know you are interested in starting a Neighborhood Watch Group. We can help you choose a date to hold your first meeting and provide invitations for you to distribute.
At the first meeting, Police Department personnel will talk to you and your neighbors about specific crimes occurring in your area, when and how to use 911, home security and general crime prevention tips. The group will also elect a captain and a co-captain at this initial meeting.
As members of a Neighborhood Watch Group, each household will receive free placards to place in their windows.
Once your group has held its initial meeting and 70% of the neighbors have the placards in place, your Neighborhood Watch Group will receive a metal Neighborhood Watch sign. Signs are purchased by the Police Department and installed by the City of Beaumont.
Neighborhood Watch Groups are encouraged to meet at least twice a year after the initial session to discuss events occurring on your block or to review presentation materials available through the Police Department’s COPPS Team.
A sample of available topics include the following:
Volunteers from your neighborhood and others are prepared to help you get started and make contact with your neighbors, if needed. Brochures and flyers are also available to be printed to assist in your membership outreach.
For any further information, please contact a member of the Beaumont Police Department COPPS Team at 951-769-8500 or by email.