Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood WatchWe've got many neighborhood watches already set up, but many blocks are still left uncovered.

If you're interested in starting a neighborhood watch on your block, it's really quite simple. All you have to do is:

Step 1) Contact Brenda Ivey at the Community Services Coordinator's office, 510-238-3091. 

Step 2) Talk to your neighbors and see if they are interested; find out the best time for them to attend a meeting (typically a weekday evening about 6:30 or 7:00 PM).

Step 3) Schedule the meeting.

Step 4) Distribute flyers inviting neighbors to the Neighborhood Watch meeting about 7 to10 days before the meeting. The Police Department can supply flyers.

Step 5) On the day of the meeting, give your neighbors a call or flyer to remind them.

For full details on the process, see How to Start a Neighborhood Watch Group (from the Oakland Neighborhood Watch web site).

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