Neighborhood watch programs are an effective way for citizens to interact with their neighbors and to join together to prevent crime. We rely on our partnerships with active neighborhood watch groups and neighborhood associations to let us know about suspicious or criminal behavior.
If you are unsure if your neighborhood already has a program we can provide you with the contact person to inquire about joining the neighborhood watch on your street.
If you wish to start a neighborhood watch program, contact the Department at (608)270-4300. We can meet with you and explain how neighborhood watch works.
An officer will attend a neighborhood meeting to explain crime prevention measures and how to report a crime.
We recommend all residents program our non-emergency dispatch number, (608)270-4300 into their phones. When suspicious or criminal activity is observed, citizens are encouraged to contact us as soon as possible to report the activity. This number immediately connects you to a Fitchburg Police Dispatcher.
You can learn more about neighborhood watch programs and other ways to increase neighborhood safety here through National Neighborhood Watch which is a program administered by the National Sheriff's Association.