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:
Thank You for volunteering,
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:
Attend area Crime Watch meetings, read the Crime Watch materials provided to you. Learn about crime prevention and share the information with your neighbors.
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 can help prevent crime by using proven crime prevention measures that will go a long way toward keeping you from becoming a crime victim: