Community

Be Involved as a Nevada Volunteer

The city government and the community depend on residents who volunteer their time and expertise to participate in public service as board members, commissions, committees, and workgroups. As Nevada continues to evolve and grow, Citizen Volunteer involvement is paramount to setting Nevada's future direction. If you would like to volunteer, please contact us and indicate your interest areas.

To serve, you must:

  • Have been a resident of Texas for one at least (1) year and of the Nevada area for at least six (6) months
  • Not have been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude
  • Not be an adversary party to pending litigation against the City, except for eminent domain proceedings
  • Not be in arrears on City taxes or other City obligations, and;
  • Maintain a creditable record of attendance and performance
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Volunteer Application

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Neighborhood Crime Watch Program

Nevada's Neighborhood Crime Watch Program is one of several projects to focus on crime prevention initiatives. The Crime Watch is a group of neighbors looking out for each other. It is getting to know each other and becoming familiar with your neighbors' habits and vehicles so that you will know when something is suspicious or out of the ordinary.

In addition to recognizing potential suspicious activities, Crime Watch participants report such activity by calling the police. All of this doesn't make you a nosey neighbor - it makes you a good neighbor in the old-fashioned sense of the word.

Many people don't want to bother the police because they are afraid that it may not be a real emergency or may be embarrassed if their suspicions turn out unfounded.

The police would much rather be called out to investigate than to be called after a crime has been committed. When in doubt, always call 911. The 911 dispatch center is staffed with trained operators who will evaluate your call, rank its priority, and dispatch it to the appropriate officer.

DO NOT take unnecessary chances by attempting to confront a suspicious person. Crime Watch does NOT mean being a vigilante. Participants do not confront suspects or take any personal risks at all.

Contact your Neighborhood Captain to precisely determine what Crime Watch can do for you and what you can do for Crime Watch. Some basics are:

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Keep Informed

Attend area Crime Watch meetings, read the Crime Watch materials provided to you. Learn about crime prevention and share the information with your neighbors.

Volunteer

Offer your help whenever you can. Many neighborhood groups need help with copying or distributing materials, telephone calls, meetings, refreshments, etc. Pitch in to help whenever and wherever you can.

  • You will be more aware of the types of crimes in your area and how to prevent them from happening to you.
  • You will learn about crime prevention techniques to make your family, property, and neighborhood safer.
  • You and your family will feel safer, which may be almost as important as actually being safe!
  • You will meet more neighbors and develop new friendships.
  • You will have neighbors who will look out for your property when you are away and vice versa.
  • You will have a sense of accomplishment from doing something about crime.

Take Action

You can help prevent crime by using proven crime prevention measures that will go a long way toward keeping you from becoming a crime victim:

  • Keep your home's doors, garage, and windows shut and locked at all times.
  • Improve your outdoor lighting.
  • Don't leave lawn equipment or toys outside or in an open garage.
  • Keep car doors locked and windows shut while driving and when parked.
  • Don't keep valuables in plain view inside your car.
  • Check behind when turning into your neighborhood and again before turning into your alley or driveway. If someone is in close proximity, drive past your home to a well-lit and populated area to call 911.
  • Remember that as many crimes occur during daylight hours as at night. Don't let your guard down because it is the day.
  • Take vacation precautions:
  • Ask someone to pick up mail and newspapers daily.
  • Arrange to have your lawn mowed or leaves raked.
  • Even better, have someone stay in your home while you are away if this is possible.