City of Saratoga Neighborhood Watch

Tips & Trends

Home security cameras can be a great way to identify criminals and deter burglaries. To help you with the setup of your security cameras, check out the tips below:

  1. Get cameras with the highest resolution possible
  2. Install cameras at the front door facing the driveway/street, at the backdoor, and around the perimeter of your property
  3. Consider cameras that are connected to a home security system that can alert law enforcement when triggered
  4. Add signage on your property announcing that your home is under surveillance
  5. Register your camera with local law enforcement so that they can request footage to help catch criminals
 

Tips Accepted!

Residents who share information and report suspicious activity to the Sheriff’s Office are a great resource in solving crimes. While anything in progress should be reported immediately to 911, less time-sensitive tips and surveillance footage or photos related to crime or suspicious activity can also be shared with Sheriff’s Office by emailing WVPTips@shf.sccgov.org.

 

Saratoga Neighborhood Watch Lead Get Together

In April, the leads of Saratoga’s Neighborhood Watch groups joined the City for the twice-yearly Lead Get Together. The leads received information about program updates, heard a presentation from Captain Rich Urena on 2018 crime trends, and participated in small group discussions. During the report out from small group discussions, the leads shared their best practices and provided several recommendations to the City. Notable requests included changing the Neighborhood Watch grant program to a calendar year cycle, a City-hosted discussion on security cameras, and the addition of several new informational items to the City website. 

The presentation slides from the Lead Get Together are available on the City website. 

 
 
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