The first Morro Bay Neighborhood Watch group was established in 1982.
This nonprofit organization requires no dues, and asks only that people practice crime prevention skills. Through working with Neighborhood Watch, residents can gain a greater sense of security, responsibility, and control of the neighborhoods in which they live.
Our Mission Statement
Promoting neighborhood safety and crime prevention through community partnership with the Morro Bay Police Department.
Our Neighborhood Watch is a volunteer based, community oriented program committed to being the extra eyes and ears in our community for our local police agency, watching out for each other, and networking to build strong neighbor bonds.
- We recognize and embrace the diversity of our community.
- We pledge to work as partners with law abiding neighbors and our local police department.
- We depend on the community’s trust, confidence, and support.
What is Neighborhood Watch?
Since 1972, neighborhood watch groups throughout the country have been helping to protect communities by working with local law enforcement agencies. These programs are great ways to get to know the people in your community. A neighborhood watch group is an effective way to prevent crime and vandalism around your home through community education and awareness, and promoting personal safety. It consists of a volunteer network of concerned and proactive citizens. One of the best ways to decrease crime in a community is for people within the neighborhood to be connected and communicate with each other. Neighbors need to know who and what activities belong in their neighborhood, what is unusual, and how to document and report suspicious activity. Criminals are less likely to go into an area if they know that the community is organized and united. Getting people to be watchful and involved in the safety of their community not only reduces crime, but increases the pride in making their neighborhood a safe and healthy place to live.