How to Get Started

The San Mateo Neighborhood Watch program has over 400 participating blocks. Bringing this valuable crime prevention program to your block is easy.

The first step is identifying a block captain. The block captain coordinates the program for their block by working directly with the neighborhood watch coordinator. Learn how to be become a block captain and get the program started.

The next step is to contact San Mateo Police Department's neighborhood watch coordinator by phone at (650) 522-7791 or email. We will provide you with all of the necessary resources and will attend your first neighborhood watch meeting.