Why is Joining The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch Important?

The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch began in 1984, the mission “A sense of community, a safe community through education and partnerships”. The Watch continues to be an important element of community oriented policing and crime prevention education in our community.

The community oriented policing model practiced by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Harris County Constable’s Office, Precinct 4 has one very important word “community”! Residents in all neighborhood are the “first line of defense” for their neighborhood, homes and property. Through educational material provided by the Neighborhood Watch you learn how to secure your home, act as extra eyes and ears for law enforcement and your neighbors, and report suspicious activity.

Untitled design (5)What does it mean to “join” The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch?

By joining the Neighborhood Watch, educational crime prevention programming comes to your neighborhood through a variety of events and programs. It establishes your neighborhood in the watch database system with important contact information in the event of an emergency.

A direct communication link to YOUR neighborhood!

One great example of how The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch was able to communicate with neighborhoods was during Hurricane Harvey, in particular the Village of Creekside Park (Harris County). By having Watch Coordinators and Watch Members email addresses in the watch database we were able to share information directly to them. This important form of communication was vital to getting relevant and correct information to those who needed it most.

Untitled design (5)What does the neighborhood gain by joining The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch?

What a neighborhood gains by signing up for the watch, if in fact they take advantage of the crime prevention and education material the watch provides, is a better knowledge of overall public safety and how they are an important piece of community policing. In The Woodlands we are very fortunate to have a diverse community. People move to The Woodlands from other cities, states and countries. Learning about the communities law enforcement agencies and crime prevention is important!

To receive more information about joining The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch, call 281-210-3800 or email neighbor@thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov.