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Columbia Neighborhood Watch

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Crime & Law, Crime Prevention

Mission: Conduct training for neighborhoods in columbia mo

Target demographics: neighborhoods reduce crime and be better neighbors

Direct beneficiaries per year: 249 people

Geographic areas served: The City of Columbia, Missouri

Programs: Conduct Crime prevention training sessions

Community Stories

18 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

Have been associated with Columbia Neighborhood Watch for many years and clearly see where active communities are far less likely to experience serious crime issues.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A dedicated, volunteer and unpaid Board of Directors that is totally vested in crime prevention in the City of Columbia, Missouri; that works closely with law enforcement and city government to focus attention on crime prevention through neighbors watching out for neighbors.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A board member from Columbia Neighborhood Watch did a training for us to tell us what the program is about while we were attending another program in the community and it was nice to hear about things like this in our town. Thank you for volunteering your time and efforts to keep us safe!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Columbia Neighborhood Watch as really made a differnce in our community over the last couple of years. They have done a great job bringing all areas of the community together and have created an envirnoment of teamwork and communication that will help improve safety in our community for years to come. I commend those who are devoting their time and energy to make all residents feel safer and more connected! Thank you Columbia Neighborhood Watch!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A great asset to our community! I am very thankful to have this resource and group of people available to us.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I live in a neighborhood that is known for crime. I heard someone talking about the Neighborhood Watch Program and she gave us some great tips on how to keep our homes safe and who to contact at CPD for help in our neighborhood. I am thankful for all that the CNW does for the community!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

After being a victim of various forms for trespassing on my property, I attended a Columbia Neighborhood Watch meeting and found a place where I could be provided various methods to stay safe and encourage my neighbors to do the same. This group works very well with different communities and groups to remind the citizens of Columbia that crime is diminished when neighbors are being neighbors and simply being aware of their community.

Board Member

Rating: 5

My subdivision experienced several break ins within about a weeks time a few years ago. That prompted a lot of us to attend a training provided by Columbia Neighborhood Watch and we organized Blocks in our subdivision. It improved communication and encouraged people to watch out for one another. We also received the signs on the street posts which I feel has been a deterrent to help lower the crime in our neighborhood. A short time later I joined the Board and am currently the VP.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had never heard about Columbia Neighborhood Watch until a friend suggested I follow them on FB. I am able to see that they are active in the community and care about the safety in our communities. I hope to join a training soon and get the NW started in my neighborhood to make it a safer place to live!

Board Member

Rating: 5

An organization promoting each and every resident to go out and meet their neighbor, your street, and your neighborhood. An organization promoting friendly interactions between people to keep out a watchful eye to improve the community. Columbia Neighborhood Watch promotes safety through small group training and community outreach events.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

a great neighborhood crime prevention organization that is operated by civilian volunteers

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We have had more communication with neighbor regarding safety

Irwin S.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As the President of CNW for the past five years, I am totally committed to our mission. I also see the crime statistics which show there is less crime in areas with a neighborhood watch.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization has been fantastic in training area residents on how they can better protect their homes and create a safe neighborhood environment. I've attended 3 local meetings in the past and it's great to be able to discuss issues with fellow residents as well as the police department and local leaders. I know it's made a difference on our street as residents are more aware of what's going on in the neighborhood and what to look out for. Most of the residents I've talked to have since added alarms to their homes and some have even added cameras. The local police department has also been receptive to residents by adding certain streets to their routes and communicating with local residents. The organization itself has been phenomenal in the amount of information they have shared with residents and have provided quality handouts for residents to keep on hand. The Columbia Neighborhood Watch program should serve as a model for all communities.

Client Served

Rating: 5

It has taught me well how to better protect myself from break ins. It has also informed me when break ins have occurred in my neighborhood. I just frankly feel safer. It has also fostered good communication with my neighbors.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization provides great training and support for Columbia Missouri residents. I started working with them after our neighborhood experienced several break ins last year. The CNW provided safety training to over 160 people on two evenings. As a result, we have developed an effective communication system within our neighborhood of 178 homes. We now have Block Captains who are trained to work with their block residents on identifying potential problems within the neighborhood. All of this is thanks to the efforts of CNW.

Nolanda D.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I wasn't at all familiar with Columbia Neighborhood Watch until I saw a flier for an upcoming training in my area and attended. I was impressed by the professionalism of those that were hosting the meeting and learned many valuable things about my neighborhood as well as ways to help keep my family and myself safe.
I was encouraged by the training and decided I wanted to become a Block Captain and later went on to become a Board Member as well. Columbia Neighborhood Watch has a goal of helping Columbia's neighborhoods become safer while educating each community member about safety and how to be advocates for the communities they live in.
I would encourage anyone that lives in the Columbia area to become involved in the Columbia Neighborhood Watch Program!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Columbia Neighborhood Watch is helping both the residents and the Police in reducing crime and cooperating with the Police Department. When neighbors work together it shows a unified front which dentures crime and makes a better neighborhood. This program is totally free and offers advice on how to make you and your home a less target for crime.