Crime Prevention Unit
The Crime Prevention Unit believes in more than just sturdy locks, good lighting, and personal awareness.
We believe in working together with the community to make Modesto a safe and pleasant place to live.
The Crime Prevention Unit works closely with schools, civic groups, businesses and other City Departments.
Neighborhood Watch is a extremely successful
crime-prevention program and just one of the many
services our Crime Prevention Unit offers. We will help
you organize your first neighborhood watch meeting,
gladly provide you with useful information pertaining to
your neighborhood, and be your liaison with the police
department. Check out
National Neighborhood Watch site for some great
neighborhood watch tips.
The Crime Prevention Unit also offer several other programs:
- Business Watch: This program is designed to educate businesses on how to detect and deter business crime. Businesses
learn how to protect their employees against violent crimes, how to detect shoplifters and incidents of fraud, receive
security tips, and are encouraged to report suspicious incidents or persons to the police.
- Personal Safety: Information is given on how to be safer in public, in the office, in a parking lot or elevator, and
in your vehicle. Videos and pamphlets are available. This program offers the opportunity to become actively involved
in your own protection.
- Home Security Inspections: Does your
landscaping offer burglars a place to hide? Can your
porch be seen from the street? Are your windows and
doors locked securely? A Crime Prevention Officer
will inspect your home and offer suggestions to
improve your home security. Take an extra step
to ensure your property can be returned if you
become a victim. Click
here to download a property sheet to inventory
- National Night Out: Each year, neighborhoods across Modesto participate in this event to keep the streets safe and get
to know your neighbors.
Click here for more information.
If you want to make a difference in your neighborhood, call the Crime Prevention Unit to hear more about the programs available.
Click here to listen to an
interview about Neighborhood Watch!