The Village of Wellington's neighborhood watch groups serve a variety of functions within the community. Participation in an active watch group provides members with access to grant funding that may not be available to neighborhoods without an active watch group, in addition to providing them with tools that support the safety of the community. Each quarter, neighborhoods are assessed for the potential creation of watch groups. Staff utilizes information collected during Walk and Talks to identify emerging trends within the neighborhoods and to expand the neighborhood watch groups based on the need of the community.
Active watch groups are encouraged to apply for the Neighbors of Wellington Grant, which provides up to $250 grant to host a block party to promotes and encourage resident participation. For more information or to start a crime watch in your area, please call Strategic Planning at 561-791-4000. *The Neighbors of Wellington Grant is currently postponed.