What is Community Watch?

Community Watches offer citizens the ability to work with law enforcement to prevent and rid communities of vandalism and crime. Proven to be one of the most effective and least costly answers to crime, Community Watches encourage residents to join together and be aware of activities around them in their daily lives.

Community Watch is a crime prevention program that enlists the active participation of citizens in cooperation with law enforcement to reduce crime in their communities. Today, citizens assume greater roles in helping law enforcement to protect and serve them. Community policing improves the quality of life in a community.

Community Watches are more than looking out for suspicious activity. Watches allow individuals, who often don't know their own neighbors, the opportunity to discover common interests and priorities and protect themselves, their families and homes in a reasonable way.

What Community Watch is NOT...

  • A vigilante group
  • Citizens pursing criminals 
  • Citizens becoming physically involved
  • Taking the law into your own hands

What Does a Community Watch Area Look Like?

Watch areas do not all look the same. They adapt to any kind of area, regardless of income levels or building types. Although the type of area doesn't affect the formation, it is important for members to clearly define the area the will observe. Some areas will be defined geographically , others based on common interests. For example, parents whose children play in the park may form a Community Watch.  

Forsyth County Sheriff's OfficeFor more information on Community Watch, visit the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention section.

Walkertown Community Watch Guidelines

Out-of-Town Property Check Form

Town of Walkertown Community Watch Program


Community Watch Yard Signs

Community Watch yard signs are now available. The sign costs $6.70 each. Visit Town Hall to purchase your sign.


Alert Emails

The Town of Walkertown issues alert emails when a crime or suspicious activity has occurred in the area. Alert emails are not sent until authorized by the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office. This could delay when emails are sent. Sometimes emails are not sent due to the sensitive nature of the case.