News Story


Camarillo - Neighborhood Watch Program
1/29/2013 1:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Neighborhood Watch Program


City of Camarillo

Date & Time:

January 28, 2013

Unit Responsible:

Community Resource Unit



Neighborhood Watch is one of the oldest and most effective crime prevention programs in the country, bringing citizens together with law enforcement to deter crime and make communities safer. Neighborhood Watch programs fight the isolation and separation that crime creates and feeds upon. They build bonds among area residents, businesses and law enforcement, which helps reduce thefts, burglaries and robberies.

The program calls upon residents to step forward and assist the police in organizing the community into a cohesive unit working toward the goal of building safer, crime-free neighborhoods. Neighborhood Watch groups discuss neighborhood crime problems with the objective of developing solutions to local problems. The Camarillo Police Department supplies crime information to neighborhood watch organizations and instructs these groups in various crime prevention techniques.

The concept is simple: People in a neighborhood know who belongs and when something is out of the ordinary. Camarillo currently has 26 active neighborhood watch groups; we encourage every neighborhood to start a group by contacting the Camarillo Police Department's Community Resource Unit at 805.388-5155.


Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Deputy Mario Molina

Media Release Date:

January 28, 2013

Follow-Up Contact:

Camarillo Community Resource Unit

Approved by:

Cmdr. Steve DeCesari