Neighborhood Watch Program
We have one of the most active neighborhood watch programs in the county!
Neighborhood Watch block captains are kept constantly updated on crime trends and safety information through community alerts, and are responsible for ensuring their neighbors are receiving the information as well. Block captains also organize neighborhood meetings or discussions to talk about neighborhood safety issues.
A Board of Directors made up of concerned residents oversees the program with support from the Neighborhood Policing Unit.
SMPD's patrol lieutenants are assigned regional areas within San Mateo, and are points-of-contact for neighborhood issues.
Start a Neighborhood Watch on Your Block
Get familiar with your neighbors and help keep your block safe as a team! The Neighborhood Watch program is total resident participation and involvement in a police community cooperative battle against burglaries or other neighborhood crimes. Its primary purpose is personal and property protection for you and your neighbors.
As an extension of the eyes and ears for your police department, your involvement will directly affect the crime rate in your neighborhood. View the Neighborhood Watch Fact Sheet.
If you have any questions about Neighborhood Watch in San Mateo, please contact our Neighborhood Watch Coordinator at 650-522-7791 or Email Neighborhood Watch.
Areas of Responsibility
|SMPD's Patrol Lieutenants are assigned Policing Areas within the City, and are points-of-contact for neighborhood issues. View Policing Areas Map|
Neighborhood Watch Informational Materials & Resources
- "Take A Stand Against Crime" - ENGLISH
- "Take A Stand Against Crime" - SPANISH
- Block Captain Presentation
Neighborhood Watch Website Link
San Mateo Nextdoor
- Connect with your neighbors through San Mateo Nextdoor.com