Community Watch

What is community watch?

It is a crime prevention program that involves citizens working with each other and with law enforcement agencies to reduce crime and victimization in their communities. It is basically neighbors watching out for each other. Its intention is to make criminals aware that if they commit a crime in a Community Watch Neighborhood, it will be reported to the police. It involves:
  • Citizens protecting themselves and their property by using common sense crime prevention practices
  • Neighbors getting to know each other, watching out for each other, and acting on or reporting suspicious activities

How to start a community watch:

You can start your own community watch in Burlington by:
  • Contacting MPO Bobby Davis (336) 513-5415. He can provide you with the necessary materials and offer technical advice.
  • Set up a meeting with as many neighbors as possible. Plan to meet in a church, school, or in someone's home. Make sure to include the Crime Prevention Officer.

Notify Me:

Citizens can sign up here to receive non-emergency updates from the city, tailored to your interests. You can receive crime prevention tips and crime alerts as well being able to sign up for severe weather and other types of notifications. Visit Notify Me to make sure your contact information is up to date, so you can keep up with the Burlington Police Department and with the City of Burlington.

Contact Us:


Bobby Davis


(336) 513-5415

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