ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH ACADEMY
The Riverside Police Department Community
Policing Unit is training a new generation of Neighborhood Watch leadership in a comprehensive approach to
keeping communities safe and improving quality of life. Free training is being provided to neighborhood
volunteers for the new Neighborhood Watch!
The Neighborhood Watch Academy Takes place
over an eight-week session of three-hour courses at the Magnolia Police Station Community Room (10540
Magnolia Ave Suite B, Riverside). Please call or email for the next available date.
Neighborhood Watch are proven successes at
reducing crime and increasing the comfort and safety everywhere these programs enjoy genuine community
support and tangible action.
In its current Strategic Plan, RPD
introduced the phrase "co-producers of public safety," which best sums up the way a city and its residents
maximize their resources - and the benefits - in maintaining the livability of our communities.
Neighborhood Watch - the added eyes, ears
and awareness on our city streets - is critically important to reducing crime and improving quality of life
in each of our neighborhoods. "Safety and security are everyone's concerns," said RPD Community Policing
Lieutenant Tim Bacon. "The Neighborhood Watch Academy will provide exciting and useful tools for new block
captains and their volunteers."
Classes will include neighborhood organizing
and communication, leadership development, personal, home and vehicle safety strategies, awareness of gang,
narcotics and graffiti issues, and working with Police and City government.
There is no fee for the classes. Registration
is now open. Class size is limited. Applicants must be 18 years or older. For more information, please contact
one of the Police Service Representatives below.
West Neighborhood Policing Center
Central Neighborhood Policing Center
East Neighborhood Policing Center
North Neighborhood Policing Center
Note: The Neighborhood Watch Academy is NOT accepting applications at this time;
however, you can still participate in Neighborhood Watch. For more information,
please contact a Police Service Representative at the number listed above.