Neighborhood Watch

What is Neighborhood Watch?

Started in 1972, Neighborhood Watch encourages residents to improve the quality of life in their area by working with their neighbors and Police to:

  • protect yourself, your family, and your property.
  • protect your neighbor's family and property,
  • recognize and report suspicious activities and crimes, and
  • identify issues in your area and work with SPPD to solve them

Why Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch recognizes that you and your neighbors are the ones who 

  • really know what is going on in your area 
  • are most likely to be the first to see a crime and call for help, and 
  • want to provide a safe environment for your children and neighbors

We are proud to say that in South Pasadena, we are fortunate to have Good Neighbors.  South Pasadena Neighborhood Watch Groups have been actively preventing and reducing crime in our community for over 20 years.

Are you a Good Neighbor?

Become a Neighborhood Watch Block Captain(PDF, 3MB)

Know about the Crime in Your Area - Weekly Crime Summary

Read the Monthly Neighborhood Watch Newsletter

Join the City's Emergency Notification System (Connect South Pasadena)

The South Pasadena Police Department provides Free Training to your Neighborhood Watch Meeting or community event:

Personal Safety

  • Residential Security
  • Vehicle Security
  • Child Safety
  • Scams and Cons
  • Identity Theft
  • Check and Credit Card Fraud
  • Crime Prevention for Seniors
  • Internet Safety
  • Neighborhood Preparedness

We can also tailor a presentation to address your specific needs.

Download the Neighborhood Watch Handbook(PDF, 3MB)

For more information on any of the above programs, please contact Detective Richard Lee at (626) 403-7285,