Neighborhood Watch Initiatives
The Binghamton Police Department realizes that crime is a problem that affects all segments of our society, and is a concern of everyone. The Binghamton Police Department will make every attempt to involve the community in generating mutual understanding and cooperation between the residents and Police Department of Binghamton. Involving the community will enhance both police and residents knowledge of the nature and extent of the crime problem in the city. The police and community members working together against crime will be a major step in crime deterrence.
Neighborhood Watch is one of the most effective and least costly ways to prevent crime and reduce fear. Neighborhood Watch fights the isolation that crime both creates and feeds upon. It forges bonds among area residents, helps reduce burglaries and robberies, and improves relations between police and the communities they serve. Simply put neighborhood watches are “neighbors helping neighbors”.
The Binghamton Police Department Crime Prevention Unit will assist in establishing Neighborhood Watch groups. For more information, please contact the office at (607) 772-7093.