What is Neighborhood Watch?
Neighborhood Watch is a crime prevention program operated by residents of the Carver Manor (FNCC) Area, with the support of the sheriff department. Its purpose is to create an alert citizenry by teaching residents simple crime prevention measures, and by providing both general and specific information concerning crime in each neighborhood.
Neighborhood Watch encourages residents to familiarize themselves with the activities of their neighborhood by, knowing who works during the day, which automobiles belong where, recognizing people who belong in the area, and noting those who do not. This basic knowledge, together with a few precautions, will prevent many crimes in our area.
Neighborhood Watch Meetings are on the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm. The meeting locations are either at the Presidents Home or Greater Mount Herman Baptist Church.
For further information about the FNCC's Neighborhood Watch, call:
Century Sheriff Station, whose main function is Quality of Life Issues at: (323) 568-4800:
Ask for Deputy Williams or the officer on duty or the watch commander. When calling in a complaint always ask for a "tag" number.
Compton Sheriff Station, whose main function is Quality of Life Issues at: (310) 605-6500:
Ask for Deputy Owens or the officer on duty/watch commander. When calling in a complaint always ask for a "tag" number.
Why a Neighborhood Watch?
The Neighborhood Watch Program was developed to bring together Law Enforcement teams and private citizens in a cooperative effort working together for the betterment of all our citizens. Much of the work is done by the committee chair people and the Community Service Officers who are involved with the program. This is simply a program of neighbors watching out for each other. It is designed to enlist the active participation of citizens in cooperation with the police to reduce crime and improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods.
The specific and primary purposes of the Carver Manor (FNCA) and Neighborhood Watch is:
To become acquainted with your neighbors. To work together to identify and solve problems in your area of our community. To help the police by being aware of and reporting any unusual activities as they occur. To report "abnormal" activity in your neighborhood. To implement crime prevention techniques to enhance home security. Not to apprehend suspects, leave that to the police. It is putting neighbors back into neighborhoods. To facilitate, maintain and improve communications between the citizens of the FNCA area. By establishing and maintaining a liaison with the Century Sheriff Station, and the Compton Sheriff Station and exchanging information on crime and crime prevention. To advance crime prevention concepts in the community by educating the public in the application of physical crime prevention techniques. To encourage participation in the Neighborhood Watch Program. To encourage citizen participation in all aspects of crime prevention through media exposure and personal appearances. To work together for the betterment of living conditions for all residents of Carver Manor (FNCA) through participation in anti-crime and community services activities.
How Does Neighborhood Watch Work?
Neighborhood Watch works by having you and your neighbors use simple techniques to deter, delay and detect crime, and improve the quality of life for the neighborhood.
Being aware of criminal activity can help in keeping your neighborhood safe. Promptly reporting all criminal or suspicious activity to -911-, or the regular FNCC Sheriff Stations listed above, helps the police to assist you in promoting a safe and healthy neighborhood.
Starting A Neighborhood Watch
Canvas your neighborhood for interest. Try to involve neighbors from the streets adjacent to yours. Ask about convenient times to schedule your initial Neighborhood Watch meeting.
Please Remember Neighborhood Watch:
Neighborhood Watch does not require frequent meetings. It does not ask that anyone take personal risk to prevent crime. Neighborhood Watch leaves the responsibility for apprehending criminals where it belongs, with the police department.