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neighborhoodNeighborhood Watch was created to involve citizens in discouraging and preventing residential crime. Citizens secure their homes and personal property and report any suspicious activity to the police. In early 1972, the National Sheriff's Association developed a model program for today's Neighborhood Watch program. Although the rate of specific crimes such as burglary decreased tremendously, a further benefit has been the substantial reduction of other crimes due to citizen involvement.

Neighborhood Watch educates participants in the principles of deterrence, delay, and detection. The program depends on a communication network organized with three levels of participants – the resident, block leaders and co-leaders, and a local law enforcement representative. For more information, contact Laura Hawkins at 541-917-3206, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Download a printable Neighborhood Watch brochure

Free Home Security Surveys

Community Resource Unit members are available to conduct a free security survey of private residences. They can offer suggestions regarding external and internal lighting, security locks, exterior foliage and fencing, alarms, etc.

To schedule a security survey for your home, contact the Community Resource Unit at 541-917-7680.

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The Albany Police Department employs 66 sworn officers and 35 civilian staff who carry on a rich tradition of professional public safety service.

Community partnerships are integral to our success in maintaining the public safety in Albany. In order to accomplish our mission of "Excellence Through Service," we encourage community involvement and input. By working together, we will continue to create and maintain the quality of life we expect for all who live in and visit Albany, Oregon.

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 541-917-7680 Non-emergency

 2600 Pacific Boulevard SW
Albany, Oregon 97321

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