In 2014, the Zachary Police Department initialted a Neighborhood Watch program in the City of Zachary. The program in conjunction with USAonWatch-Neighborhood Watch Program (housed within the National Sheriffs’ Association) has worked to unite law enforcement agencies, private organizations, and individual citizens in a nation-wide effort to reduce crime and improve local communities.
Neighborhood Watch is one of the oldest and most well known crime prevention concepts in history. While the modern day concept of Neighborhood Watch came into prominence in the late 1960s in response to an increasing burglary rate, its roots in America can actually be traced all the way back to the days of Colonial settlements when night watchmen patrolled the streets.
The success of the program has established Neighborhood Watch as the nation’s premier crime prevention and community mobilization program.