neighborhood watch


: an organization of neighbors who pay special attention to each other's houses in order to prevent crime
often used before another noun
a neighborhood watch group/program

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In the comments, Oakland business owners traded sympathies and potential solutions, like a neighborhood watch for restaurants and bars. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 30 Mar. 2023 Advice has included telling residents to install more cameras, park cars in their driveways or garages instead of the street and engage in neighborhood watch groups. Tami Abdollah, USA TODAY, 20 Mar. 2023

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“Neighborhood watch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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