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Sometimes it’s good to be a nosy neighbor! We're not talking about Gladys Kravitz on Bewitched, but a neighbor who is aware of their neighbor’s routines and knows when something looks suspicious. If you see something suspicious, call it in to the Richardson Police Department.

Besides neighbors looking after neighbors, we have another way to keep the bad guys away - Crime Watch Patrol. Crime Watch Patrol volunteers drive or walk the neighborhood paying attention to out of the ordinary circumstances. Reports of suspicious activity are called in to the Richardson Police Department. That's it. Volunteers are not required - in fact are prohibited - from approaching suspicious people or vehicle.

We need more volunteers. If you can help, please contact us at

Before you can join CWP, you must complete a background check by the Richardson Police Department, receive RPD approval, and attend an RPD-sponsored training class. The application is online at:

Crime Watch Application

Interested neighbors should be aware that the RPD has to receive your applications, complete background checks, and give approval for you to attend the class. The RPD schedules these classes according to need, so get your application in quickly. For more information about training classes, including questions about the application process, contact RPD.

Crime Watch: About Us
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