Laurel Oaks Neighborhood Association

2017 LONA Neighborhood Watch Meetings
Spicewood Springs Library
Saturday's 10:15 am to Noon

Mark your calendars:
March 25, May 27, July 29, Sept 30, Nov 11

Agenda to be posted prior to meeting


Neighborhood Watch Coordinator

What Is Neighborhood Watch?

  • Neighborhood Watch is a non-confrontational crime prevention program that enlists the active participation of neighborhood residents in cooperation with law enforcement to reduce crime in their community.

  • Neighborhood Watch participants serve as eyes and ears only. They observe and report suspicious activity. They do not act as law enforcement.

  • It is about keeping an eye on each other, opening communication on your block, and hardening the target for criminals.

  • It is neighbors getting to know each other and taking the time to care about each other.

  • It is a program of mutual assistance and security.

  • It is neighbors trained to recognize and report suspicious activity.

  • The Neighborhood Watch program employs the best crime fighting tool ever invented.... a watchful neighbor.

  • Residents are the people who really know their neighborhood and may recognize when someone or something is suspect. APD officers cannot be on every block - Neighborhood Watch members can be.

  • Learn more about becoming a Block Captain

Neighborhood Watch

Getting involved in the Watch is easy – Be A.L.E.R.T. and do the ‘Five’.

I know who my neighbors and who their kids are. I know what cars belong on my street.

My house is well lit at night. I have installed motion detectors or dusk to dawn lights in areas where people  may walk.

I am ready for a crisis and keep neighbors phone numbers handy, just in case. I know neighbors’ kids would come to my house for help. I could tell the firefighters how many pets and kids to save if there was a fire on my street.

I call 311 and 911 when I see a potential issue. I ask for an incident number and report it to the Watch so it can be recorded. I bring bigger issues to my Neighborhood Association so the community is aware of what is happening.

I keep my street and my home neat. I trim my bushes and trees so windows and doors can be seen. I keep my drive and porch free of clutter. I pick up trash on my street, handle graffiti, and pitch in to help other neighbors who need a  hand. I want criminals to see that my street is loved and their activities will not be tolerated!