Crime Watch


Miami-Dade County Citizens Crime Watch

Citizens’ Crime Watch is a non profit county-wide crime prevention program. When neighborhood watch is fully operative, you and your neighbors become the “Eyes and Ears” of local police department, telephoning the police at the first hint of suspicious activity.

Citizens’ Crime Watch is a program that teaches members techniques to reduce the risk of being victimized at home, in their vehicles and in public places. It also trains members the importance of recognizing suspicious activities; evaluate them; and then how to properly report them.





Neighborhood News & Crime Watch Meetings held every 3rd Wednesday of EVERY MONTH!

Monthly meetings are held at AD Barnes Park office (next to the pool) from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Citizens Neighborhood Police Officer, and/or guest speakers are on hand at every meeting. Your questions and concerns are welcome. We encourage everyone to come to at least 1-2 meetings per year. All neighbors welcome!  (Look for the yellow signs posted 3-days in advance as a reminder).     




Helpful Tips to Keep Your Home Secure.

The Burglary Prevertion Council offers an excellent website providing tips. Here are ten suggestions they make for keeping your home secure.

1 Keep all doors and windows closed and securely fastened. An open window or door is an open invitation for burglars. Thieves are also quick to spot weak locks that may be easily forced open. Doors should have deadbolt locks with a one inch throw and reinforced strike plate with three inch screws. All windows should have window locks.

2 Secure sliding glass doors. Place a metal rod or piece of plywood in the track and install vertical bolts. These will help prevent burglars from forcing the door open or lifting it off the track.

3 Always lock the door to an attached garage. Don't rely on your automatic garage door opener for security.

4 Create the illusion that you are home. by using timers on lights, radios and TV's. Making your residence appear occupied, even when no one is home, will deter criminals.

5 Keep the perimeter of your home well lighted. Installing low voltage outdoor lighting is a cost-effective way to discourage intruders, as well as highlight a house.

6 Never leave clues that you are away on a trip. Have a trusted neighbor collect mail and newspapers while you are away so delivered items do not accumulate. You can also ask a neighbor to park in your driveway or parking place to make it appear that you are present.

7 Keep some shades and blinds up and curtains open to maintain a normal, everyday appearance in your residence.

8 Never leave a message on your telephone answering machine telling people that you are away from home. A message that you will return at a certain time leaves your home vulnerable in the interim.

9 Keep shrubbery trimmed away from entrances and walkways. While large, ornate hedges may be beautiful, they also provide a hiding place for burglars who need only a minute to break in through a window or door.

10 Organize a community watch program to protect your neighborhood. An alert community is a safe community.

--Burglary Prevention Council


Contact Info:

MDPD Midwest District, 9101 NW 25 ST, (305) 471-2800

Crime Watch Neighborhood Resource Unit office Phone: (305) 471-2828

Officer Sabrina Toledo: (305) 471-3075

Citizen's Crimewatch (305) 470-1670 - Alina:


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Crime Watch only works if neighbors work together & report strange or suspicious happenings. Download the form below and organize yourselves in order to protect yourselves.



WNA awarded 2010 National Sheriff’s Award




Our Waterways Crime Watch Group is proud recipient of the 2010 National Sheriffs’ Award. This is one of only four granted nationwide annually, and is a first time it has been awarded in Southern Florida.









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Crime Watch Phone Chain
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