Neighborhood Watch

A Neighborhood Watch is an organized group of civilians devoted to crime and vandalism prevention within a neighborhood.


The aim of Neighborhood Watch includes educating residents of a community on security and safety and achieving safe and secure neighborhoods. However, when a criminal activity is suspected, members are encouraged to report it to the police department, and not to intervene.

If you have questions about Neighborhood Watch program or would like to start your own neighborhood group, please contact the City of Sterling Police Department at (815) 632-6640.