Community Watch

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Tips for Safeguarding your neighborhood.

  • Be your neighbor's keeper. Watch for unknown vehicles and persons.
  • Get to know your neighbors, at least meet them.
  • Write down serial numbers on your electronics, power equipment, guns, etc.
  • Dispose of unused controlled substances.
  • Consider an alarm system.
  • If you have jewelry or guns, check with your insurance company. The coverage on such items is usually only $500.00.
  • If you have a safe, secure it to the home structure. Consider hiring a professional to do this for you.
  • Don't leave valuables out unsecured and in plain sight.
  • Lock your doors and windows.
  • Install a good deadbolt in solid door and frame.
  • Keep hedges and fences to a minimum height to increase chance of suspects being seen.
  • Install security lighting.
  • Change your routine. DON'T BE PREDICTABLE.


How to start a Community Watch Program in your neighborhood

      The Community Watch program was designed to get individual citizens involved in preventing crime in their homes and neighborhoods. Most people make their home an investment of time and resources, and one of the ways to protect that investment is by participating in the Community Watch Program.

      By reducing opportunities for crime, looking out for neighbors, and acting as extra eyes and ears for law enforcement, members of Watch groups can improve the quality of life in their community.

      The Community Watch program has become an extremely effective tool for crime prevention throughout the nation. Washington County currently has 29 active community watch groups. The philosophy is simple. It's based on the idea of neighbors watching out for one another. If you would like more information about this program, or you are interested in starting a "Watch" in your neighborhood, please contact the Community Relations division at (423) 788-1414. An officer will come to your meeting and explain the program and it's benefits in detail.


Current Community Watch Programs

Cedar Valley
Chock Creek
Circle Drive-Gray
Double Springs
Fall Branch-Carolyn Ave.
Fall Branch-Fire Hall Rd.
Gray Snyder
Harmony Acres
Highway 81 South
Jack Martin Lane
Jonesborough Ruritan
Molton Circle
Nolichucky Baptist
Oak Glen
Oak Hill
Olde Oaks-Gray
Pickens Road
Ridgecrest Road
South Central
Sunny Acres
Sycamore Creek Subdivision
Telford Ruritan
TN Valley Subdivision
Washington College
Community Watch Communities
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