"Crime in East Tampa is now at an all time low. Citizens and
officers are on the same team and we are very pleased with the improvements in
our community." -
Evangeline R. Best, East Tampa Community Revitalization
The collaboration of residents, neighborhood watch members, civic association
groups, business partners, and neighborhood mobile patrols are critical in reducing crime. Through
teamwork and education, individuals can lessen their chances in becoming
victimized and assist in making their community a safer environment.
The Neighborhood Watch concept centers on the community and police
working together for the safety and protection of a neighborhood. It is an organization
made up of citizens concerned about their neighborhood.
Neighborhood Watch is one of the most effective and least costly
answers to crime. Watch groups are a foundation of community crime prevention, they can be
a stepping stone to community revitalization.