The Neighborhood Watch Program is organized to enable the police and the community to work together to make specific geographical areas more crime resistant to reduce crime. It is a citizen involvement, neighborhood and community-based effort, designed to help citizens and the police department in preventing primarily residential burglaries. In harmony with the philosophy of Community Policing, Neighborhood Watch encourages strong working relationships between patrol officers and the citizens they serve.
The Savage Police Department believes that community participation in anti-crime programs is essential in reducing and preventing crime. One of the most effective ways to promote community interaction with the police department is the sharing of information.
The goals of Savage Neighborhood Watch Programs are: