Interested in becoming a neighborhood watch captain? Contact Lieutenant Rick Knapp
Neighborhood Watch Program
The St. Joseph Township Neighborhood Watch Program is a volunteer community organization dedicated to the safety of children and adults in St. Joseph Charter Township and in the surrounding communities. It is comprised of citizen volunteers and law enforcement personnel.
Functions of the Neighborhood Watch Program are to educate citizens in crime prevention, heighten crime/drug prevention awareness, generate support and participation in local anti-crime efforts, and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community relations.
St. Joseph Twp. Neighborhood Watch Program has participated in community programs and events such as:
Child DNA Kits for parents
Help support Boy Scout Explorers program
Community Awareness Day at the Orchard’s Mall
Plan and organize National Night Out Ice Cream Social – Riverview Park
Community Neighborhood Watch Picnic for residents
School safety programs, anti-drug/gang programs
Child Watch Program classes
Senior citizen safety programs
Meth lab community talks
While the St. Joseph Township Neighborhood Watch Program receives some funding through the Police Department, it primarily depends upon private donations to conduct community events.
Neighborhood Watch Steering Committee member;
Block Captains for neighborhoods not currently participating in Neighborhood Watch;
Township residents who wish to become involved in the Neighborhood Watch Program.
If interested in any of these volunteer positions or to participate in the Neighborhood Watch Program, contact:
Lieutenant Rick Knapp, St. Joseph Township Police Department (269)429-6890, ext. 2710
Upcoming Events -
National Night Out Annual Crime Prevention Event & Ice Cream Social is held annually at Maiden Lane Community Park on the first Tuesday in August from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Residents of St. Joseph Township and St. Joseph City are invited to participate in various safety displays and activities. Ice cream sundaes, hot dogs, and pop will be provided. Contact the St. Joseph Township Police Department for details.