National Neighborhood Watch Program

The United States National Neighborhood Watch Program (formerly known as is a neighborhood watch program run under Citizen Corps that focuses on residential areas through citizen involvement. Originally developed in the late 1960s, the National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) officially created the National Neighborhood Watch Program in 1972 to assist citizens and law enforcement.

National Neighborhood Watch Program (Formerly
PurposeNeighborhood Watch
Region served
United States
Parent organization
National Sheriffs' Association

In 2002, the National Sheriffs' Association in cooperation with USA Freedom Corps, Citizen Corps and the U.S. Department of Justice launched USAonWatch, now renamed National Neighborhood Watch to expand the National Neighborhood Watch initiative beyond its original crime prevention role to assisting and preparing neighborhoods for disasters and with emergency response.

National Neighborhood Watch, currently receives funding from the National Sheriffs' Association and the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Office of Justice Programs, and the U.S. Department of Justice.

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