What is Neighborhood Watch?
Neighborhood Watch is a citizens' organization devoted to preventing crime and vandalism within a neighborhood. It is through coordination and cooperation with the Winston-Salem Police Department that members learn non-intervention ways to deter crime. Neighborhood Watch members are to stay alert to unusual activity and contact the authorities.
Information on starting a Neighborhood Watch in your community [pdf/120kb/2p].
Neighborhood Watch Coordinator
Cpl. Scott Boak
Neighborhood Watch Association
All Neighborhood Watch groups are a part of the Neighborhood Watch Association.
The next Winston-Salem Neighborhood Watch Association meeting will be held on Monday, May 13, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be at the Beaty Center located at 1200 N. Patterson Ave. During the meeting, City of Winston-Salem Personnel will talk about Neighborhood Services and Keep W-S Beautiful. NNO location will also be drawn. 2013 Neighborhood Watch Meeting Dates and Topics [pdf/61kb/1p]
The Crime Prevention Unit has added Neighborhood Watch groups to our Crime Statistics page. If you are a NW group and are interested in having your group added, please contact the NW coordinator.
View Neighborhood Watch crime statistics on our Crime Statistics page.
Safety tips and crime prevention information can be found by visiting Crime Prevention.
Neighborhood Watch Newsletter
Currently, we have made it a practice to mail our Neighborhood Watch Newsletter; however, in the near future we will transition to an electronic format. There will be two different ways that you and your members can access and receive the newsletter. You will be able to sign up to receive it as an e-mail through the city’s web site, or you can read it on the Police Department’s web site. The reason for this change is to provide an easier format for you and for us to better use available funds for events and programs.
Upon completing the registration process you will receive an e-mail with a web link to confirm your e-mail address. You must confirm your e-mail address before you will be able to receive the Neighborhood Watch Newsletter. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail please check your SPAM filter settings. (You can also add mail from "cityofws.org" to your trusted list before registering.)
View instructions for signing up to receive the Neighborhood Watch Newsletter [pdf/470kb/4p].
See the online newsletter link in the left column to read it.
The following links will open in a new window to redirect you to external web sites that are not maintained by the City of Winston-Salem.
Additional Neighborhood Resources
Neighborhood Watch and Neighborhood Association's Web Sites