City of Saratoga Neighborhood Watch

Be on the Lookout! Neighborhood Watch Newsletter Now Monthly

Residents will now receive the City of Saratoga’s Neighborhood Watch Newsletter every monthly with great information about current trends and safety tips. Make sure your neighborhood is informed by encouraging neighbors to subscribe to the newsletter and sharing your copy!


Tips & Trends

In 2018, Saratoga and communities throughout the region saw an increase in car break-ins and thefts from vehicles. Keep your belongings safe by closing windows and locking your vehicle when parked. Criminals frequently test door handles to see if they are unlocked. Never leave items of value in plain sight in your vehicle. Thieves will frequently target vehicles if they see something tempting, including backpacks, spare change, or electronic devices.  


Reporting Suspicious Activity

Residents who call 911 to report suspicious activity are a great asset in catching criminals. However, many residents are unclear on what makes something suspicious. Here are some things to look for and report:

  • Alarm activations
  • Glass breaking
  • Dogs barking in an unusual fashion
  • Slow moving vehicles
  • Vehicles driving with lights off at night
  • Vehicles unattended while running
  • Unknown vehicles parked at a neighbor’s house
  • People behaving strangely
  • People going door to door
  • Strangers entering side yards
  • People parked inside a vehicle for an extended amount of time
  • People wearing clothing inconsistent with the weather

 Stay alert and call 911 immediately to report anything suspicious. 


Did you Know?

Overlapping Boundaries
City staff has reached out to groups with overlapping boundaries in an effort to eliminate overlap. A map of the City’s Neighborhood Watch groups is available online. If you would like to change the boundaries of your group, contact the City.

Neighborhood Watch Gathering
All groups must hold 1 gathering per calendar year to remain registered. Report your 2018 gathering right away!
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