Neighborhood Watch programs are a great way to make the place you live safer for everyone. The signs alone can dissuade criminals while the knowledge your neighbors are looking out for you can put your mind at ease. However, it is important that you ensure that everyone is kept safe by your neighborhood watch. Grants are available in some areas to support Neighborhood Watch programs—Tip #4 in this blog. Before that, here are some ways to make sure your community watch as is effective and safe as possible, while taking into account recent criticism for profiling, overuse of force, and other issues.