Getting Started with Neighborhood Watch


Springfield Police Department
Crime Prevention Unit 
321 E. Chestnut Expressway
Springfield, MO 65802
Phone: 417-874-2113

Crime Prevention Unit E-mail

Phase 1
Citizens attend one of various training sessions held throughout the year. These four-hour courses are designed to make each citizen better prepared to deal with crime in their community whether they are part of a watch group or not.

Phase 2
Citizens complete a self assessment of their homes, make improvements that help reduce their chances of being burglarized, and participate in Operation Identification.

Phase 3
Citizens organize to form an active Neighborhood Watch Group, meeting minimum requirements to receive the new signs.

About the Neighborhood Watch Signs
The signs were designed to show that Neighborhood Watch is about the citizens and their relationship with the police department, not the sign itself. When people see this sign in your neighborhood they will know that citizens there are trained, organized, and active.

These signs are bought with seized drug money and will be provided free of charge by the police department to groups who meet the requirements. If a group does not remain active the signs will be removed from the neighborhood.

Neighborhood Watch sign

What is Neighborhood Watch?

Neighborhood Watch Training Session Attendance Form

Neighborhood Watch Public Service Announcement

Springfield Police Department Neighborhood Watch Brochure (PDF)

USAonWatch-Neighborhood Watch Program Manual (PDF)

City of Springfield Neighborhood Toolbox Brochure (PDF)