Neighborhood Watch/Community Crime Prevention Tools


Neighborhood Watch SignNeighborhood Watch is a partnership between police and residents to prevent crime and disorder in our communities. When a Neighborhood Watch Group is formed and maintained, we can protect our neighborhoods against criminal activity by sending a strong message that crime and disorder won’t be tolerated here. The Chula Vista Police Department welcomes residents who would like to form new groups or revitalize older groups, and join us in efforts to keep residents safe.

We invite you to visit the Chula Vista Neighborhood Watch Facebook page to keep updated on the latest crime prevention strategies, current trends, and great information to share with fellow group members and other neighborhood watch groups. Crime prevention is everyone's business. We’re building a community of safety and awareness so we can work together, learn from each other, and send a message to criminals that crime won’t be tolerated here.

Stop by the Otay Ranch Community Storefront, which is staffed by our Senior Volunteer Patrol members, who can assist you with "fix-it tickets;" and help you register for a phone-check program for seniors and persons with disabilities. The Storefront, located at 2015 Birch Road, Suite 221, is open to the public Monday through Friday between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Also, please sign up for NIXLE, a free, secure communication that sends traffic, police, and community news from the City to your email or cell phone.

Below are downloadable Neighborhood Watch-related handouts:

• Neighborhood Watch Starter Kit  English  |  Spanish • Become a Block Captain
• Neighborhood Watch Helpful Links Harden the Target for Criminals
• Who to Call for Assistance  English  |  Spanish • How to Be a Good Witness  English  |  Spanish
• Home Security Challenge  English  |  Spanish • Suspicious Activity Log  English  |  Spanish
• How to Observe and Report  


For more information on Neighborhood Watch or other crime prevention activities, please e-mail Angela Gaines or call the Community Relations Unit at (619) 691-5187.

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