Community Watch

Community Watch Crime Prevention Programs

The Brea Police Department Community Watch Program includes both Business and Neighborhood watch components. This police facilitated program mobilizes volunteers in both residential and business communities who want to help make their community safer by partnering with members of the Brea Police Department.

Community Watch is based on the successful Neighborhood Watch Program, which is one of the oldest and best known crime prevention concepts in North America. Neighbor helping neighbor is the approach at its most fundamental level.

Depending on the needs of the particular group, Community Watch members may patrol the areas they represent, distribute crime prevention information, participate in regular meetings to discuss area issues, manage phone, text, and /or email groups for quick dissemination of information, assist with emergency preparedness activities, conduct business assessments, etc.


  • Building relationships in the community
  • Reduce crime
  • Increase quality of life
  • Achieve a greater sense of security, responsibility, and personal control
  • Provide volunteer support to Police Department
  • Receive important crime analyst information

Join Us

Are you interested in helping to keep your community safe? Brea Police Department is looking for community volunteers for its Community Watch Program. If you are interested in starting a Community Watch group in your neighborhood or business center, please submit this inquiry form, or leave a message at 714-990-7670.

You can also download this printable form to help you keep in touch with your neighbors. 

We look forward to working with you to help make our community even a safer place to live, work, and play.