Cabot Neighborhood Watch Program

“A good neighbor is one of the most effective crime prevention tools ever invented.”

What is Neighborhood Watch?
Neighborhood watch is a crime prevention program that enlists the active participation of residents in cooperation with law enforcement to reduce crime, solve problems and improve the quality of life in a town. It has a long track record of success, empowering people to prevent crime, forge bonds between law enforcement and communities, and build a foundation for broader community improvement.

A Neighborhood Watch program IS NOT about invading anyone’s privacy or taking personal risks.
It is the job of the police to apprehend criminals, but this program IS about watching out for each other, guarding against trouble or dangerous situations, overcoming the sense of being a victim, and reviving the feeling of security and well being in our community.

Just be aware of your surroundings and what the normal routine is for your neighborhood. If something is out of place, take a moment to take note… You can report your observations in this central database where it will be kept for law enforcement.

Reduce the Risk of Being a Victim.
Lock your doors and cars.
Install proper door and window locks.
Engrave valuable possessions.
Learn about safety in your home your community and in your travels.

How to make a report of criminal activity?
If you have been the victim of a crime, you should contact the Vermont State Police at 229-9191
(Dial 911 for emergencies). Be ready to:
– give your name, address and telephone number
– briefly describe the event: what happened, when, where, and who was involved.
– describe the person(s) involved: age, race, height, weight, hair color, clothing, and distinctive characteristics such as beard, mustache, scars or accent.
– describe the vehicle: type, color, license plate number, dents, stickers, etc.

How to make a report of suspicious activity?
If you believe you have witnessed suspicous activity, please take a minute to log your observations. Be as detailed as possible! This information will be stored for any Vermont State Police investigations and might provide crucial links to criminal activity in the area.