Neighborhood Watch is a community based program that helps residents prevent crime in their neighborhoods. Wood Village residents work together and in partnership with the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) to keep informed about criminal activity in the City.
Getting to know your neighbors so that you can recognize and respond to suspicious activity; and Communicating with Sheriff’s deputies so there can be a two-way exchange of information – residents can report what is going on in their neighborhoods and deputies can alert neighbors to crimes that have or may be committed.
There are 10 neighborhoods in the City of Wood Village, and each neighborhood group decides for itself how to organize. Some neighborhood groups meet regularly to develop proactive crime prevention strategies; some simply exchange phone numbers so they have a phone tree in case of emergency.
- To receive a copy of the Sheriff’s monthly crime report, send an email to the City.
- Handouts that give details on how to organize a Neighborhood Watch and implement crime prevention strategies for your home are available by contacting City Hall.
- The Neighborhood Watch Committee sponsors a Citizen Police Academy.