Parklawn Neighborhood Watch Volunteer Positions

What can I do for Neighborhood Watch?

Below is a list of volunteer positions for our Neighborhood Watch Program.  As you can see, there is something for everyone!

Daytime Driving Patrol—This patrol is vital because 90% of all burglaries take place during the day when few of our neighbors are at home.   You volunteer with a family member or friend (one drives and one observes).  We can find you a partner if you need one.  You and your partner drive through the streets of our neighborhood, carefully watching for any unusual and potentially dangerous activities.  A thorough patrol of Parklawn usually takes 45-60 minutes.  Daytime patrols can be scheduled to fit your needs: you can patrol every week, every two weeks or once a month. If you observe anything that you think needs police intervention, use your cell phone to contact them.  Volunteers simply observe and report; all action is left to the police. All driving patrols are trained in an evening training session at the Mason District Police Station.

Weekend Night Patrol—Friday and Saturday night patrols help monitor our neighborhood for vandalism and evening criminal activity.  Patrols are only once every 10 weeks (4-5 times per year). A typical patrol takes from 45 minutes to one hour.  You can make your patrol at any convenient time in the evening. All patrollers use their magnetic vehicle signs to show our presence in the neighborhood.  Patrollers observe and report anything suspicious to police.

Walking Patrol—Do you like to walk? You can help our neighborhood by observing as you walk! Walking patrols do not have to be scheduled at any particular time. Just remember to take your cell phone so that you can report any suspicious activity to the police.

Watching Patrol—Do you spend lots of time at home? You can help our neighborhood watch by observing activities right outside your windows! If you see anything suspicious, simply call the police.

If you are interested in volunteering for any of these positions, please send an email to

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Last Update: December 23, 2012

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