The Yale Park Neighborhood has been designated a Crime Watch Patrol Area by the Crime Prevention Unit of the Richardson Police Department (RPD). Crime Watch Patrols are an extension of the Neighborhood Crime Watch Program.
Neighborhood Watch was created to obtain citizen involvement in discouraging and preventing residential crime. The program supplements police activities by providing extra eyes, ears, and caring. Neighborhood Watch is people looking out for people and is considered a major deterrent against crime.
Residents of Yale Park are asked to consider becoming members of the Crime Watch Patrol. The first step is to submit an online application with the RPD. Applicants then attend mandatory Crime Watch Patrol Training, which is schedule at various times throughout the year.
Upon successful completion of the patrol training, neighborhood residents volunteer their time and vehicles to patrol their neighborhood, and report all suspicious activities to the Police Department. The City of Richardson supplies patrols with reflective vests and Crime Watch Patrol magnetic vehicle signs to increase the visibility of the patrol.
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.
If you have any questions about the Crime Watch Program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org