WHAT IS A NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH?

 

A Neighborhood Watch Program is a group of people living in the same area who want to make their neighborhood safer by working together and in conjunction with local law enforcement to reduce crime and improve their quality of life. It promotes neighbors watching out for each other during the workday, evenings, vacations or any other absence. The purpose of a Neighborhood Watch Program is to create an alert neighborhood by using simple crime prevention methods.
The Neighborhood Watch Program does not promote vigilantism.  Members of Neighborhood Watch groups are never asked to put themselves in harm’s way to prevent crime. They should only observe and report suspicious activities to the Police Department.  This leaves the responsibility for confronting and apprehending criminals where it belongs; with your Bucyrus Police Officers.


We currently have a Neighborhood Watch program established in the following areas:

 
ARCH DRIVE

E. BEAL AVE. - (RIDGEWODD SR. VILLA)

BRADBURY COURT CULLEN AVENUE
CULLEN COURT SOUTH EAST STREET- 500 BLOCK
SOUTH EAST STREET - 900-1000 BLOCK EDGEWOOD DRIVE
WEST PERRY STREET 400 BLOCK

FAIRMEADOW DRIVE

FARMVIEW DRIVE HILLCREST DRIVE
HOME CIRCLE DRIVE

HOPLEY AVENUE - 1100-1200 BLOCK

JAMES STREET

JOAN DRIVE

JOHN STREET KILBOURNE DRIVE
LAURA AVENUE  
LYNNE AVENUE MARION ROAD
WEST MARY STREET - 400 BLOCK MELODY LANE
NAUMAN AVENUE  
ROSEDALE AVENUE S. SANDUSKY AVE. - 1100-1300 BLOCK
SCHELL AVENUE E. SOUTHERN AVE. - 1100-1200 BLOCK
SOUTHLAND AVENUE  
VICTORIA DRIVE WADE DRIVE
S. WALNUT ST. - 1200-1300 BLOCK WATERFORD GLENN
WHETSTONE ST. - MORGAN MANOR WILLIAMS STREET
WOODLAWN AVE. - 400 BLOCK  

If you live in these areas and are interested in joining the Neighborhood Watch, please contact the coordinator for more information.


HOW TO GET STARTED

 

First, click on the link for “Block Watch Captain's Guide" for information on the basics of putting your Neighborhood Watch group together. Check out our links page for tools to help create a successful Neighborhood watch group in your area.

 

HOW TO OBSERVE

 

Here are 10 great tips on how to observe your neighborhood.

 

DONATE TO THE PROGRAM

Donations to the Bucyrus Neighborhood Watch Program can be made through the Bucyrus Area Community Foundation website at http://www.bacfoundation.org/.  Donations can be made by using a debit, credit, or PayPal account.

 

Be a part of the growing Bucyrus Neighborhood Watch.

 

Bucyrus Police Schield

In partnership with the Bucyrus Police Department

Police Liaison 419-562-1006
To submit a crime tip text or leave a voice message at
419-834-2023.

 

THE BENEFITS OF A NEIGHBIRHOOD WATCH

  • Crime reduction
  • A greater sense of security, responsibility,  and personal control
  • Build community pride and unity
  • Provide law enforcement agencies with volunteer support year round
  • Citizens become the extra eyes and ears of law enforcement personnel

 

A neighborhood watch is homeland security at the most local level. It is an opportunity to volunteer and work towards increasing the safety and security of our homes and our homeland. Where disorder problems are the primary focus of Neighborhood Watch members, Volunteers mobilize and conduct neighborhood clean-ups, or work with faith-based organizations when applicable.