Neighborhood Watch Program

Organizing a neighborhood watch group is particularly effective in promoting safe neighborhoods. Citizens involved in Neighborhood Watch participate directly with the Police Department in the detection and prevention of crime. They are trained to recognize suspicious, criminal or dangerous activities and learn current crime prevention measures. Neighborhood Watch provides valuable information to the police which aides with investigating suspicious activities, apprehending criminals and preventing crime. Neighborhood Watch makes the community a better, safer place to live.

Getting Started

  • Consult with neighbors to determine if there is an interest in establishing a Neighborhood Watch group.
  • Contact the Community Interaction Officer and select a date and location for a meeting.
  • Distribute flyers, make phone calls and talk to neighbors about attending.
  • The police will attend the meeting and discuss many topics and ideas associated with Neighborhood Watch.
  • Start a neighborhood newsletter. To get crime statistics for a neighborhood, contact the department's community interaction officer.

For more information contact Officers Carmen Spaeth or Scott Doumitt with the Community Interaction Unit at 816.969.1708 or lspdcio@cityofls.net.

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