The Neighborhood Watch program is a partnership between residents and law enforcement to help keep neighborhoods safe. You do not have to be experiencing problems in your neighborhood to start a watch program. In fact, many programs are started to reduce the chance of problems developing in the future.
Knowing your neighborhood
No one knows a neighborhood better than the people who live there. A police officer, not being familiar with your neighbors, may not notice something unusual such as newspapers not picked up, back gate open, etc. Neighborhood Watch participants know to call our non-emergency line, 214.509.4321, to report this.
The Community Relations Unit of the Allen Police Department oversees the Neighborhood Watch program and work directly with area coordinators. Area coordinators communicate with block captains, who communicate directly with the residents on their block. If a Neighborhood Watch program is not available in your neighborhood, call the Community Relations Unit at 214.509.4359. We'll gladly help you get started!