City Watch is a program best described as "Neighborhood Watch for businesses." It encourages those with employees and vehicles "out in the community," to become active partners with the Eugene Police Department. After some basic training during a presentation at your location, participants will assist EPD by being additional "eyes and ears" on the street, with a focus on recognizing and reporting suspicious and criminal activity. Upon request, some basic De-Escalation and personal safety concepts are incorporated into the presentation.
Program guidelines include:
Always keep yourself safe
Learn how to recognize suspicious and criminal behavior
Record and report as much detail as quickly and as safely as you can
Support police and other emergency responders by being a "good witness"