The Neighborhood Watch Program is a crime prevention program that enlists active participants of residents in cooperation with law enforcement to reduce crime, solve problems, and improve the quality of life in the area in which they live.
The Wheeling Police Department facilitates these programs by holding community meetings, special events, and providing educational training and communications. Neighborhood Watch participants are also encouraged to take part in programs such as the Citizen Police Academy and the National Night Out Against Crime, which is held on the first Tuesday in August.
The following Neighborhood Watch meetings are held throughout the City of Wheeling:
Ward 1 / Warwood
WHEN: Second Thursday of the month, 7 p.m.
WHERE: Warwood Christian Church – 131 North 17 th Street
WPD Liaison: Cpl. Doug Somerville
*(No Meeting in December, January or February)
Ward 2 / North Wheeling
WHEN: Third Thursday of the month, 7 p.m.
WHERE: River View Towers – 601 Main Street
WPD Liaison: Officer John McKenzie
*(Meets every other month)
Ward 2 / Wheeling Island
WHEN: Fourth Tuesday of the month, 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Wheeling Island Community Shelter – Wheeling Island Marina
(Island Christian Church in winter months)
WPD Liaison: Officer Andy Adams
*(No meeting in December or January)
Ward 3 / East Wheeling
WHEN: First Monday of the month, 6 p.m.
WHERE: Greater Wheeling Coalition for the Homeless – 84 Fifteenth Street