Neighborhood Watch

Lieutenant Rick Knapp, Liaison Officer
Phone - (269) 429-6890
Fax - (269) 429-7303

Police Dispatch - (269) 983-3060 (24 hours)

Emergency - 9-1-1 (24 hours)

If you see something, say something!   NO CALL IS TOO SMALL!

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

  • ID theft

  • 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. 

 Volunteer Opportunities:

  • 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. 


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