Crime Watch Patrol

Crime Watch Patrols are an extension of the Neighborhood Crime Watch Programs.  When a particular geographical area becomes involved in Crime Watch, the Crime Prevention Unit can designate a Crime Watch Patrol Area.  A coordinator is established and area residents are then sought for patrol members.  The patrol members then attend mandatory Crime Watch Patrol Training.  Upon successful completion of the patrol training, area residents then volunteer their time and vehicles to patrol their neighborhoods and report all suspicious activities to the Police Department.  Crime Watch Patrol members are prohibited from carrying any type of weapons while patrolling, including CHL holders that become members.  This program is to observe and report activity only.

The City of Richardson supplies patrols with reflective vests and Crime Watch Patrol magnetic vehicle signs to increase the visibility of the patrol.

There are over 600 citizens actively participating in the Richardson Crime Watch Patrol program.  Patrols are active in Arapaho/Waterview Preservation, Breckinridge Park East, Breckinridge Park West, Canyon Creek, College Park/Town North Park II, Cottonwood Heights, Crowley Park, Duck Creek, Fairways of Sherrill Park, Foxboro, Glenville Park, Greenwood Hills, Heights Park, Highland Terrace, North College Park, Northrich, JJ Pearce, Reservation, Reserve at Sharp Lake, Richardson Heights, Richland Park, Springridge, University Estates North and Yale Park.

Neighborhood Crime Watch sign

Help your JJ Pearce neighborhood!

Join the Richardson Crime Watch Patrol and keep crime out of our community.

Richardson is one of the safest cities in America!

According to an article published by USA Today on October 27, 2019, Richardson is the 14th safest city according to 2018 FBI violent crime statistics (with populations of at least 100,000 residents).  Richardson reported less than one-third of the national rate of violent crimes per comparable cities.

2023 National Night Out logo

Source: National Association of Town Watch

National Night Out — Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Each year, JJ Pearce HOA members participate in this community–building campaign by hosting block parties and cookouts. We agree that, National Night Out “promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.”

Interview with a local career thief

This informative video is an interview by the Allen Police Department with a local career thief, who describes the types of homes and neighborhoods he targets for burglary. He points out characteristics of easy targets and factors which deter his intent and methods.