Community Watch programs organize neighborhood residents to teach and promote crime-prevention techniques. Together, residents can watch out for one another and eliminate opportunities for crimes.

To start a Community Watch, form a small committee to discuss the needs, interests and concerns of your neighborhood, and identify possible dates/times/locations for the initial meeting. Contact Police Social Services at (985) 449-4476 to confirm a meeting date, and then spread the word to neighbors.

An LPSO deputy will attend the meeting to help assess the needs of the community.