Neighborhood Crime Watch Program

The Noblesville Police Department recognizes that community participation in crime prevention programs is essential to improving the quality of life in the City of Noblesville. One of the most effective ways to promote citizen interaction with police is the sharing of information. The Neighborhood Watch Program encourages this partnership between the police and the community. It is a program of neighbors watching out for other neighbors, particularly during times when criminal activity would likely occur. Neighborhood Watch Programs are a means by which citizens can address immediate crime problems, focus on home security, and build neighborhood cohesion.

Burglary, auto theft, rape, crimes against children, and arson are some of the most common neighborhood crimes around the country. One of the most frequently committed crimes in the nation is burglary, and it is also one of the easiest crimes to commit and one of the most difficult for police to solve. Burglary is a crime of opportunity, committed by criminals who capitalize on carelessness or neglect. Most home burglaries are not committed by professionals who have planned to commit a burglary. Most are committed by amateurs who find an open or unlocked door, window, or garage door. Nationwide, the majority of home burglaries occur during daylight hours between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.

To combat the increase in crime in today's society, the police need the eyes and ears of citizens like you. To help the police protect your property from criminals, you must get involved.

The Noblesville Police Department would like you to start or join a Neighborhood Watch Program and learn what you can do to reduce your chances of becoming a crime victim. A Neighborhood Watch is easy to start and effective when implemented. By starting a Neighborhood Watch Program in your area, you are taking the first step towards making your home, your neighborhood, and your community a safer place to live.  

For more information about how to implement the Neighborhood Watch Program in your area, please explore the documents found below:

Please feel free to contact the Noblesville Police Department's Neighborhood Crime Watch Manager, Sgt. Marley Pagel at [email protected] if you have any additional questions concerning this program.