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Neighborhood Watch signs redesigned

March 25, 2016

The City Council recently approved a new look for Cerritos' Neighborhood Watch signs.

The new signs will be 12 inches by 18 inches, making them consistent in size with the City's "No Parking" signs. (Current Neighborhood Watch signs are 18 inches by 24 inches). The signs will be posted at the entrances to residential tracts. A smaller sign, 9 inches by 12 inches, will be displayed on interior neighborhood streets where there is an established Neighborhood Watch group.

Neighborhood Watch is one of the oldest crime-prevention programs, uniting law enforcement agencies, private organizations and citizens in a nationwide effort to cut crime.

In Cerritos, there are currently 74 active Neighborhood Block Captains. To join or start a Neighborhood Watch group, call the Community Safety Division at (562) 916-1258. If there is an existing group in your neighborhood, you will be referred to the Block Captain and given information on the next meeting.

To establish a watch in a neighborhood that doesn't yet have one, recruit interested neighbors. Set a time and date to have a Sheriff's deputy or Community Safety Division crime-prevention officer come discuss crime-prevention tips and crime trends with the group.

Visit for more crime-prevention tips.

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