Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch is simply a group of neighbors willing to cultivate relationships and communicate regularly to help reduce incidences of crime in their neighborhood. Each group is educated in general crime prevention, how to safely observe suspicious activity, and how and when to report the activity (first to the Police and then to each other).

 Neighborhood Watch is:

  • Neighbors coming together to help prevent neighborhood crime
  • A community and Police partnership
  • Learning and practicing Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
  • Learning to identify suspicious activity and report to Police and neighbors (when appropriate)
  • Neighbors who all live on the same street or within line of site (generally)
  • Five (5) to twenty-five (25) neighborhood families

Neighborhood Watch is not:

  • Armed citizen patrols or vigilante justice
  • Residents encouraged to take risks to prevent or interrupt crimes
  • A program that guarantees no crimes will occur in a neighborhood
  • A political group
  • A neighborhood association or neighborhood organization
  • A law enforcement entity

In many of today's communities, relationships have become less personal than they were in the past. Families are more transient, people are often away from home, and more families have both parents working. Neighborhood Watch is one way communities can work together to watch for suspicious activities and report them (when appropriate) to the Police.

The Neighborhood Watch Handbook:

View the Neighbor Watch Handbook (2011) which includes: 

  • Starting a Neighborhood Watch
  • Maintaining and managing a Neighborhood Watch program
  • Neighborhood Watch participant responsibilities: Block Captain, Group Members
  • Home Security
  • Business Watch program 
  • Robbery Prevention Strategies
  • And more!

Neighborhood Watch Handbook 

Neighborhood Watch Appendix 

Block Captain Forms:

Application Memorandum of Understanding 

Crime Prevention Officers:

Falcon Division on NW side of town; 7850 Goddard Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
CPO is Officer Bret Ambuehl                             Phone: 444-7246  Email: ambuehbr@ci.colospgs.co.us 
 
Gold Hill Division on the SW side of town; 955 W. Moreno Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80905
CPO is Officer Sid Santos                                Phone: 385-2117   Email: santosis@ci.colospgs.co.us
 
Sand Creek Division on SE side of town; 4125 Center Park Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80916
Sand Creek's CPO is Officer Lori Torrini         Phone: 444-7276  Email:  torrinlo@ci.colospgs.co.us

Stetson Hills Division on NE side of town; located at 4110 Tutt Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80922.
CPO is Officer M.J. Thomson                           Phone: 444-3168 Email: thomsomi@ci.colospgs.co.us