Who are we?
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department Neighborhood
Watch Program, is a charitable volunteer passive crime prevention
What do we do?
We encourage and train residents to watch out for each
other to reduce crime in their community.
Why do we do it?
The main objective is to have as many residents actively
participating in their neighborhood, as possible in order that any
threat to that area will be reported to the police, thus avoiding the
occurrence of a crime.
We report any suspicious activity in our neighborhoods,
whenever they occur. Our volunteers are always vigilant.
Where are we?
We have a Neighborhood Watch program in many communities
throughout the county.
What are the benefits of joining a neighborhood watch
Opportunity for training and skill development
Increase sense of personal safety and security for
Reduce risk of being a victim of crime
Personal satisfaction in contributing to the
well-being of family and neighborhood
Recognition of volunteer work
Opportunity to develop leadership abilities
Learn coping strategies and problem solving
Volunteering is good for your heart
Volunteering enhances your job resume
Opportunity to meet neighbors and build friendships
Satisfaction of working as part of a team with a
Sense of belonging and sharing
Reduces isolation by having contact with other
Establishes links with other crime prevention
Sense of community pride and ownership
Networks are developed to provide a place to turn to
when in need
Fosters safer streets and property
Supports crime-prevention through environmental
Freedom from fear (crimes against property and
Guidance on alarms and securing property
Proactive action is taken on problem areas
Can reduce insurance costs
Increases recovery rate of stolen property
Reduces policing costs and taxes
Anyone interested in beginning a neighborhood watch
program inside their community can contact Sgt. David Taliaferro at (865)
471-6000 Ext. 1120 or email