The San Mateo Police Department’s Neighborhood Watch program is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of residents and Police staff.
The Board hopes to have at least 3 residents from each Area with the goal of achieving geographic diversity in its representation.
Requirements of a Board Member
Be a resident of San Mateo
Be part of a Neighborhood Watch block
Have an interest in serving your community
Have the time to fully participate on the Board
Duties of a Board Member
Although by-laws and a work program help guide the Board, its role continues to evolve and is open to change:
Act in an advisory capacity to Police staff
Provide coordination of the Neighborhood Watch program
Contribute ideas for the “Neighbors’ Watch” newsletter
Help plan special events, such as National Night Out (NNO)
Attend meetings, generally held quarterly
Board members are asked to commit to attending all Board meetings (approximately four a year), general meetings (one a quarter), and participate fully in their role. National Night Out, which occurs the first Tuesday in August, is also a main activity for Board members.