The Sheriff’s Office currently works in partnership with over 40 local Neighborhood Watch groups across Flagler County. The largest concentration of Neighborhood Watch groups is in the City of Palm Coast. .
What is it?
Neighborhood Watch is a crime prevention program, which enlists the active participation of citizens in cooperation with law enforcement to reduce crime in their communities.
Neighborhood Watch involves neighbors getting to know each other and working together in a program of mutual assistance. Neighborhood Watch members receive training by law enforcement professionals on how to recognize and report suspicious activities in their neighborhoods. They receive information on home security and much more. The goal is to make each neighborhood a safer place to live.
Who can participate?
Neighborhood Watch groups are made up of homeowners, renters, couples, singles, families, young and old alike.
Why Neighborhood Watch?
Criminal activity occurs and is reported every day across the county. Each of us has a responsibility to help make our communities as safe as possible. It is impossible for a deputy to be on every street corner and in every neighborhood. Citizens like you and I are essential to the prevention and reduction of crime in our community.
How can I get involved a Neighborhood Watch group?
Contact the Sgt. Mike Lutz of the Sheriff’s Office Community Outreach Unit at 386-586-2623 and speak with him about how to join or start a Neighborhood Watch group. Remember, if you see something you feel may be suspicious call us immediately. By working together, we can effectively fight crime in a more effective way - before it begins.