The City of Titusville, Florida / Police / Operations / Community WatchCommunity Watch Program
CELEBRATING 25 YEARS of SERVICE!
Established in 1993, this valuable “Citizens on Patrol” type of program allows qualified citizens to volunteer their time to act as additional "eyes and ears” in our community to help prevent and detect crime through patrols and contacts.
Community Watch members patrol residential neighborhoods and business parking lots while paying close attention to suspicious and unusual activities. Along with the visible presence they provide in our neighborhoods and in the City’s business areas, they provide valuable assistance to our officers on the street. At no time do our Community Watch members become involved in arrests or violent situations.
They handle only non-confrontational duties and report activity to police dispatchers via two-way radio. Community Watch members wear a marked, gold "Polo" shirt, black pants, and do not carry weapons or a firearm.
What type of calls does a Community Watch member handle?
- Neighborhood & business patrols
- Road closures and traffic blockage
- Vacation home checks
- Recovering found property
- Assist at crime scenes and collect evidence
- Assist in administrative duties, participate in parades, attend community relations events, assist at exhibitions and aid the public in many other ways.
What are the qualifications to be a Community Watch Member?
- Have no felony convictions.
- Be in good health with good vision and hearing.
- Be of good moral character.
- Be at least 21 years of age.
- Be a United States Citizen
- Have on file a completed and processed application for the Community Watch Program.
- Be willing to volunteer a minimum of 12 hours per month.
- Able to fit in with a good, diverse group of fellow citizens.
How do you become a Community Watch Member?
- Click HERE to fill out an online application to join the Community Watch Program.
Community Watch Leadership
Members of the Community Watch program fall under the control of the on-duty patrol Sergeant, and are under the direct supervision of the Community Watch Coordinator.
For more information, you can contact the Community Watch Coordinator:
Todd St. Louis