Chat with Mayor Matt

Neighborhood Watch Program - Mount Vernon

April 02, 2021 Matt Starr Season 1 Episode 5
Chat with Mayor Matt
Neighborhood Watch Program - Mount Vernon
Show Notes

Mayor Matt discusses the Neighborhood Watch program in the City of Mount Vernon.  Guest Guy Hager engineered the organization starting with his neighborhood.  Since then, the Neighborhood Watch has expanded to the entire City (within city limits). 

Information from outlines their mission and reason for beginning the program (which has roots dating back almost 50 years).

Neighborhood Watch, founded in 1972, is the nation’s premier crime prevention and community mobilization program. It unites law enforcement agencies, private organizations, and individual citizens in an effort to reduce crime and improve local communities. Visible signs of the program are seen throughout America on street signs, window decals, community block parties, and service projects.

The Mount Vernon Neighborhood Watch group, founded in 2020 in partnership with the Mount Vernon Police Department, allows volunteers to get involved in several ways:

  • Perform patrols in personal vehicles

  • Watch from home

  • Help in administration and communication

For more information about the program or to become a volunteer, email: