Neighborhood Watch FAQs

Q:  Why should I bother getting involved?

A:  There are several criminal crews committing crimes in our neighborhood because we have become easy targets.  The “good news” about our situation has spread amongst various loosely associated criminal elements in the Virginia Beach area.  The VBPD cannot handle breaking this criminal activity alone.  They need solid information from us to assist them in enforcing the law.

Q:  What does it take to be involved?

A:  It’s pretty easy, really.  All you have to do is make a personal pledge to do these things to the best of your ability:

  1. Be a little more observant than you normally are.
  2. Remember or take note of as many details you can about any criminal or suspicious activity you observe in our neighborhood.
  3. Contact the VBPD at 911 for emergencies and 757-385-5000 for non-emergencies.
  4. Follow up your call to VBPD by contacting your Block Captain or the Neighborhood Watch Coordinator at
  5. Post any suspicious activity on under “Crime & Safety” tab.

Q:  How involved or committed do I have to be?

A:  It’s really up to you.  We need your eyes and ears.  You can become a Block Captain or you can keep your eyes open and just help us spread the word.  All we need is a good means to contact you.

Q:  What’s in it for me?

A:  Your community will be safer because of your active involvement. Your participation also ensures our neighborhood will remain a certified Neighborhood Watch program in the city and in the state.

Q: So how do I join?

A:  Using the following link fill out the Chesapeake Beach Neighborhood Watch Participation Form.

Q:  What do we do?

A:  We impact crime by being observant and communicating what we see with law enforcement authorities and each other.

Q: What don’t we do?

A:  We don’t disrespect our neighbor’s privacy or harass each other over perceived code violations.

Q: Aren’t I already a member if I am in the Civic League?

A:  No, you’re not.  CBNW is endorsed by but not a part of the CBCL.  Civic League membership is not shared with the Neighborhood Watch and vice versa.

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