Neighborhood Watch

In the late 1960s, law enforcement agencies began to enlist active community members to help in the efforts to reduce burglaries and other neighborhood crimes, thereby creating the Neighborhood Watch Group. Neighborhood Watch Group is one of the oldest and most effective crime prevention programs in the country.
Today, a Neighborhood Watch Program is just as crucial as it was 30 years ago. Throughout the years, the program has evolved to a more proactive approach to crime prevention. Neighborhood Watch Groups are now incorporating activities that not only address crime prevention issues but also restore neighborhood pride and unity. It’s not uncommon to see neighborhood groups participating in neighborhood cleanups and other activities, which enhance the quality of life for community residents.

Who can participate? Everyone in West St. Paul! This program is free.

What are some of the topics at a meeting? 

  1. Use of 911
  2. Security measures for homes
  3. Current crime trends in your area and community-wide

How do I go about setting up a Neighborhood Watch Group? Contact Nicole Murphy at