National Neighborhood Watch

A Division of the National Sheriffs' Association

Crime prevention through neighborhood cohesiveness and collaboration.


Neighborhood Watch Toolkit CDs

This innovative toolkit contains an abundance of items to assist law enforcement personnel, Neighborhood Watch leaders, and their community volunteers.  Comprised of self-paced learning curriculums and workbooks for law enforcement officials, specialized training programs for Area Coordinators and Block Captains, and community-based training that is supplemented by numerous action-oriented Neighborhood Watch tools, this toolkit will move Neighborhood Watch to the next level in securing our communities and protecting our homeland.

The toolkit contains various training discs that are divided into: Foundations, Self-Paced Trainings for Law Enforcement, and Community Presentations.

In both the Law Enforcement trainings and the Community presentations, you will have an opportunity to learn more about Neighborhood Watch, build your skills, and then learn how to use the tools provided in this Neighborhood Watch Toolkit.

Presentation topics include:

  • Neighborhood Watch Basics
  • Volunteer Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Partnerships
  • Planning and Conducting Effective Meetings
  • Reporting Suspicious Activities
  • Observation Skills
  • Target Hardening for the Home

Tools and Templates

Tools range from brochures to posters to pinwheels, and all are designed to be user-friendly and useful to both law enforcement and citizen volunteers.  The templates are pre-designed forms that can be tailored to fit the needs of each local NW organization.


  1. Community Presentation
  2. Foundation
  3. Self-Paced Training #1
  4. Self-Paced Training #2
  5. Self-Paced Training #3
  6. Toolkit Training