Neighborhood Watch

McGruff the Crime Dog, Take a Bite Out of CrimeThe Neighborhood Watch Program was designed to keep citizens informed of activity occurring in their neighborhoods by forming watch groups within their neighborhoods. The Neighborhood Watch Program is a simple neighbor-helping-neighbor program that has assisted in reducing crime within our community. This program is an alliance between the citizens of Odessa and law enforcement. Citizens become the extra set of eyes and ears for law enforcement, reporting suspicious activity to police, along with working together to resolve problem areas.

Coordinating with Law Enforcement

The cornerstone of residential crime prevention efforts, Neighborhood Watch groups are organized citizen efforts to partner with law enforcement for the betterment of individual neighborhoods. Each group's activity is coordinated by a Block Captain who is in regular contact with the Media and Community Relations Division of the Department, who serves as the Department's liaison. Block Captains meet with personnel at 7 pm on the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Odessa Police Department classroom located at 205 N Grant Avenue.

The Odessa's Neighborhood Watch groups assist the Department in hosting the Annual Texas Night Out event conducted in October. This event highlights community-wide efforts to rid our community of crime.

For More Information

To see how to start a Neighborhood Watch, visit the Starting and Growing a Neighborhood Watch page. For more information about the Neighborhood Watch Program, contact Corporal Michael Hamilton at 432-335-3361 or by email.