What is Neighborhood Watch?
A Neighborhood Watch (NW) is a group of people living in the same geographic area who want to make their neighborhood safer by working together with local law enforcement to reduce crime and improve their quality of life.
As of October 2017, there were approximately 20 active Neighborhood Watch groups in Rosemont. To learn how to form a watch group, read below.
What should I do if I see something suspicious?
According to the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department (SSD), if you think something should be reported…report it! Remember, reporting does not necessarily mean that you need an officer dispatched. Learn the various methods of reporting by reading “Other Crime Reporting Methods” contained in the Community Policing Resource Directory linked below.
(An immediate rsponse is needed)
(or (916) 874-5111 if calling from a cell phone)
Non-emergency and suspicious activity may be reported to the SSD at:
Print your copy of the Community Policing Resource Directory and keep it by your phone so you will know who to call! Read it!! Learn who Rosemont’s SSD “POP” (Problem Oriented Policing) Officer is and utilize his email address.
Due to budget cuts, the SSD relies heavily on the public to be their “eyes and ears.” Reporting suspicious or criminal activity may provide a critical piece of information that the SSD needs to solve a crime to make an arrest. Reporting also helps to build accurate statistics about crime. This can and will affect the County’s future decisions about law enforcement staffing needs for Rosemont.
How do I start a new NW group in my part of Rosemont?
Linked below are downloadable files which contain information about how to start a NW group. If you have questions, please feel free to email the Rosemont Community Association at firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers can provide you with additional assistance and direction in starting your group.
Don’t feel overwhelmed by the process of forming a new group. Once a new NW group is established, the time invested by you, the NW coordinator, can be as much or as little as you want it to be. The important thing is that you get one started! You may be surprised by the number of responses you get from your neighbors. Many people would like to belong to an active NW group, but simply don’t know how to go about it. It simply takes one person to make it happen, and YOU can be that person!
Refer to the Community Policing Resource Directory provided above. Included is information about the Rosemont Neighborhood Watch Facebook Group which is designated to give residents a way to come together easily, share experiences, suggest anti-crime techniques, and inform others about crime-related news and events that have occurred in our neighborhood.
How Do I Get a NW T-Shirt?
Rosemont NW t-shirts sell fro $10 each and help spread the word about NWgroups in our community. Please email us at email@example.com to buy a shirt and be sure to indicate your size. Please Note: Inventory is currently limited.
What Did Sheriff Scott Jones Say About Public Safety?
What Sheriff Jones said in 2011 still holds true today: he indicated then that we were in the midst of a paradigm shift. Due to the economic times, the Sheriff’s Department could no longer be the sole proprietor of public safety and communities should take ownership of their own public safety. The Sheriff said:
“Whether geographic or ethnic or religious – however a community is defined – they need to have ownership of their own public safety in cooperation with us (the Sheriff’s Department). That involves neighborhood watch programs. That involves me (Sheriff Jones) exploding our volunteer forces – not only in the numbers and in the traditional roles – but finding completely new ways of utilizing volunteers to help our officers.”