NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH TRAININGS
Neighborhood Watch Basics – Learn the various roles of NW volunteers, as well as some of the benefits derived from Neighborhood Watch by both the public and the police who work with the public to support NW programs.
Forming Partnerships – This course offers skills that may be utilized to reach out to other civic, social and service organizations in an effort to expand partnership activities.
Volunteer Management – Learn the basics of volunteer management and leadership including recruitment, interviews and placement, motivation, leadership and team building, and evaluation and retention. This course covers recruitment and selection of volunteers and various types of leadership roles that comprise Neighborhood Watch.
Planning and Conducting Effective Meetings – Develop skills in arranging meeting logistics, developing agendas, facilitating the meeting, managing disagreements, and activities to follow up Watch meetings.
Observation Skills – Do you know what to observe and the best way to observe? Neighborhood Watch volunteers are often the “eyes and ears” of police, so knowing and using proper observation skills is essential.
Strategic Planning – Learn the process of strategic planning, how to conduct neighborhood assessments and prioritize initiatives, and how to build realistic and actionable plans for Neighborhood Watch success.
Social Media and NW – Learn how social media can keep your NW volunteers informed, connected and in constant communication with all partners.
Teamwork – There are fundamental principlesinvolved in working together to achieve common goals. Reaching consensus and cooperating with others are featured topics of this training.
Reporting Suspicious Activities – It’s not enough to observe suspicious activities—citizens must know what to report and when. This course offers a way through the confusion.
Target Hardening for the Home – Learn a specific methodology for evaluating homes with regard to security, and obtain general information on how to work with the public to make their neighborhoods safer and more secure.
Pandemic Planning – Awareness, preparation, and protectionstrategies are essential In addressing the possibility of a pandemicinfluenza. This course offers assistance to Neighborhood Watch members.
Combating Foreclosures, Crime and Disorder – This course is designed to assist NW leaders and their volunteers to: Identify crime and disorder issues related to the residential foreclosure crisis; present possible multi-agency solutions to issues and learn NW Foreclosure Action Activities.