The Bell Gardens Police Department understands that community policing is an important tool in crime prevention. The department works with the community to prevent and report crime and improve quality of life. The Neighborhood Watch program opens the line of communication between the police department and the community they serve. This allows the police department to better listen to the concerns of the community and create long term solutions to problems. This is done by utilizing resources from the Police Department and other city departments such as Code Enforcement and numerous other community groups.
Neighborhood Watch also enables the Police Department to share information with the community about how they can prevent crime and prepare for emergencies. Our Neighborhood Watch program began in 2003 with the current Neighborhood Watch coordinator Mary Lou Trevis. Mary Lou began the program with one Block Captain and now has over 150 active Block Captains city-wide.
The Neighborhood Watch program has been very successful in improving the relationship between the police department and our community. The Neighborhood Watch volunteers are an integral part of the success of many city events such as National Night Out, National Police Week, Candlelight Vigil and many others.
If you are interested in becoming part of the Bell Gardens Police Department Neighborhood Watch program, please contact the coordinator (Mary Lou Trevis) at (562)806-7686