Neighborhood Watch

Information for Neighborhood Watch Groups

Motor Vehicle Thefts

  • Lock all doors
  • Do not leave valuables in vehicles
  • Roll up windows
  • Don't leave your car running while doing a quick errand

Identity Theft

  • Shred all documents
  • Remove your driver's license number from your personal checks
  • Do not leave purses unattended in shopping carts
  • Remove Social Security Numbers from wallets / purses
  • Sign the backs of all credit cards

Bicycle Theft

  • Purchase a quality lock
  • Record the make, model and serial number of the bike

Property Theft

  • Lock all windows and doors
  • Keep garage door shut and service door locked
  • If going on vacation, contact the Police Department and request residence checks (free of charge) and stop all mail and newspaper deliveries
  • Record the make, model and serial number of all items you purchase

Dog Owners

Information on dog licenses can be found on the Animal Control page.

Crime Tip Line

Inver Grove Heights Department of Public Safety has a crime tip line for those who wish to provide information on a crime or incident anonymously. The crime tip line number is 651-450-2530.

Forming a Neighborhood Watch Group

The Inver Grove Heights Police Department would like to encourage you and your neighbors to start a new neighborhood watch group. There is nothing difficult in forming a group. It is as simple as you and your neighbors getting together in one of your backyards.

If you have any questions about Neighborhood Watch Groups, please contact the Police Department at 651-450-2525.

Maintaining Your Neighborhood Watch Group

When part of an established watch group, there are a number of activities that can be taken advantage of to promote continued participation in community watch. Use the power of the established group to everybody's advantage.

When a neighborhood works together to help take care of its residents, a safer and more cohesive neighborhood is created. The amount of crime in the neighborhood decreases and a greater sense of well-being is felt by all of the residents.

Stay active in your Neighborhood Watch Group. Reap the benefits of what neighbors can do when they work together to make our community a better and safer place to live.