National Neighborhood Watch

A Division of the National Sheriffs' Association

Crime prevention through neighborhood cohesiveness and collaboration.


Community Presentations

In both the Self-Paced Trainings and the Community Presentations you will have an opportunity to learn more about Neighborhood Watch, build your skills, and learn how to use the tools provided in this Neighborhood Watch Toolkit. All of the training modules are designed for easy use on your computer. Simply select the training topic you want, then click through the pages as you proceed with each training module. You can repeat any training module any number of times.

  • Creating Awareness
    • This course features a wealth of information on recruiting new volunteers and creating an awareness of the Neighborhood Watch Program. This presentation addresses the various types of leadership styles and roles that comprise Neighborhood Watch.
  • Teamwork
    • The teamwork curriculum is designed to assist citizens with some fundamentals on working together to achieve common goals. Reaching consensus and cooperating with others are featured topics of this course.
  • Strategic Planning
    • In this course group members will learn the process of strategic planning, how to conduct neighborhood assessments and prioritize initiatives and how to build realistic and actionable plans.
  • Partnerships
    • In Forming Successful Partnerships volunteers will learn skills that they can utilize to reach out to other civic, social and service organizations in an effort to expand their partnership activities.
  • Planning and Conducting Effective Meetings
    • This course teaches skills in both planning and managing effective meetings, and how to effectively follow-up the meeting.
  • Observation Skills
    • Observation Skills teaches citizens the various aspects of observation such as what to observe, how to observe it and observation specifics concerning both individuals and their surroundings. 
  • Reporting Suspicious Activities
    • Reporting Suspicious Activities presents information on how to properly report as well as what to report and when.
  • Target Hardening for the Home
    • In this class volunteers learn a specific methodology on how to evaluate homes for security and general information on how to make our neighborhoods more safe and secure.