National Neighborhood Watch

A Division of the National Sheriffs' Association

Crime prevention through neighborhood cohesiveness and collaboration.



For over forty years the National Sheriffs’ Association’s Neighborhood Watch program has built partnerships between law enforcers and community members to reduce crime and improve the quality of life in their communities.

Today, with its continued emphasis on crime reduction, Neighborhood Watch has expanded its mission to include securing the homeland by encouraging, promoting, and empowering people to get involved in their communities through Neighborhood Watch.

In an effort to enhance current Neighborhood Watch activities and provide formal training for officers, Block Captains and community volunteers, the National Sheriffs' Association, through a grant awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, created the Neighborhood Watch Toolkit.

This innovative toolkit contains over 70 items to assist law enforcers, Neighborhood Watch Block Captains and their community volunteers. Comprised of self-paced learning curriculums and workbooks for law enforcement officials, specialized training programs for 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.

Become a National Neighborhood Watch Block Captain* Member to receive this Toolkit with your membership!

*Only Block Captain members will receive the Toolkit