Neighborhood Watch Sponsors & Supporters

In many cases public safety funds have been cut and many organizations have cut back or eliminated support of Neighborhood Watch functions. No more money. Neighbor Up.

For over 60 years, The National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) has been dedicated to raising the bar of professionalism for those practicing in the criminal justice field. At the heart of this objective are collaborative programs designed to help enable sheriffs, their deputies, chiefs of police, and others in the field to perform their jobs to the best of their ability and to most effectively serve the people in their jurisdictions.

As a result of the events that took place on September 11, 2001, these collaborations have become even more important and serve as a vital component in securing our homeland. National Sheriffs' Association values the alliances it has formed with the organizations listed below. The partnerships National Sheriffs' Association has formed with these groups indeed play an essential role in keeping America safe.

National Sheriffs' Association:
Chartered in 1940, the NSA is a professional association dedicated to serving the Office of Sheriff and its affiliates through education, training, and information resources. NSA represents thousands of sheriffs, deputies and other law enforcement, public safety professionals, and concerned citizens nationwide.


USAonWatch empowers citizens to become active in homeland security efforts through participation in Neighborhood Watch groups. Many neighborhoods already have established watch groups that are vibrant, effective, and can take on this expanded role with ease. For neighborhoods without thriving groups, the renewed emphasis on emergency preparedness and response may provide the right incentive for citizens to participate in Neighborhood Watch in their community.

National Crime Prevention Council
The mission of NCPC is to be the nation's leader in helping people keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe from crime. To achieve this, NCPC produces tools that communities can use to learn crime prevention strategies, engage community members, and coordinate with local agencies,
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Bureau of Justice Assistance:
The mission of BJA is to provide leadership and services in grant administration and criminal justice policy development to support local, state, and tribal justice strategies to achieve safer communities.
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Office of Justice Programs
The OJP provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist crime victims. OJP is headed by an Assistant Attorney General and comprises five component bureaus and two offices:

Bureau of Justice Assistance
Bureau of Justice Statistics
National Institute of Justice
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Office for Victims of Crime

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Citizen Corps
The mission of Citizen Corps is to harness the power of every individual through education, training, and volunteer service to help make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds.
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Community Emergency Response Team
The CERT trains people in neighborhoods, the workplace, and schools in basic disaster response skills, such as fire suppression, urban search and rescue, and medical operations, and helps them take a more active role in emergency preparedness.
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Fire Corps
Fire Corps enhances the ability of fire departments to utilize citizen advocates and provide individuals with opportunities to support their local fire and rescue departments with their time and talent.
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Medical Reserve Corps
The MRC coordinates volunteer health professionals, as well as other citizens with an interest in health issues, to provide ongoing support for community public health needs and resources during large-scale emergencies.

Volunteers in Police Service
VIPS works to enhance the capacity of state and local law enforcement to utilize volunteers. VIPS serves as a gateway to resources and information for and about law enforcement volunteer programs. Funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, VIPS is managed and implemented by the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Community Oriented Policing Services
COPS was created as a result of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. As a component of the Justice Department, the mission of the Office is to advance community policing in jurisdictions of all sizes across the country.


National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC):
Famous for its famous dog's motto, "Take a Bite out of Crime," the NCPC is a national non-profit organization dedicated to educating individuals and communities about crime prevention.

Nation Association of Town Watches(NATW):
The NATW is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development and promotion of organized, law enforcement-affiliated crime and drug prevention programs.