Neighborhood Watch

When neighbors work together with the Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD), it creates the best crime-fighting team around. The GVPD cannot have an officer on every corner, so involvement from residents is essential in preventing crime. Be a good neighbor and make our community safer from criminals by participating in Neighborhood Watch.

To provide better communication and more timely updates to participants, in 2019 the GVPD updated its Neighborhood Watch program. This involved redrawing the borders of zones to reflect Golden Valley's changing population and transitioning to electronic delivery as the primary form of communication. 

Started in 1972 by the National Sheriff’s Organization, Neighborhood Watch is the cornerstone of all crime prevention programs. It enlists the active participation of residents, in cooperation with police, to reduce crimes in the community.

Education

Neighborhood Watch is a critical communications tool for our community. It helps the GVPD inform you about crime in Golden Valley and how criminals are operating. There are many misconceptions, often supported by stories from other parts of the country, about how criminals operate. Neighborhood Watch educates you about local crime trends and criminals.

The more you know about crime, the better you’ll be able to recognize suspicious activity in your neighborhood and report it by calling 911. That gives police the opportunity to check out what may or may not be a crime and perhaps prevent a criminal from making another victim in our community. .

Cooperation

Neighborhood Watch also gives the GVPD the opportunity to answer your questions and learn about your concerns so we may serve you better.

Neighborhood Watch street signs warn criminals that they are in an active Neighborhood Watch area and that neighbors are watching out for each other and will call the police.