As part of the community, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office plays an important role in keeping the community safe. However, citizen involvement is essential to combat crime. You and your neighbors know what is going on in your community the best. By cooperating with each other and law enforcement, people can help fight crime in their community in the most effective way – before it begins.

An active Neighborhood Watch is one of the most successful and least costly crime prevention programs available. Neighborhood Watch is a cooperative effort between the Sheriff’s Office and its citizens and is designed to help reduce residential burglaries and other crimes.

A Deputy Sheriff and Community Services Officer will attend your meeting to get you started.

You will learn how to:

  • Identify and report suspicious activity
  • Better safeguard your home and property
  • Be prepared in case of emergencies
  • And much more…

We will also bring an up to date list of crime statistics for your area and discuss any concerns.

Although the Sheriff’s Office provides guidance in organizing and maintaining Neighborhood Watch groups, community volunteers, such as you, actually run the program. That way you can tailor the program to your own neighborhood’s unique character.

For more information please contact Crime Prevention at 707-565-7398 or email CSO Karen Hancock at