Neighborhood Watch Programs and Partners
For over 60 years, The National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) has been dedicated to raising the bar of professionalism for those practicing in the criminal justice field. At the heart of this objective are collaborative programs designed to help enable sheriffs, their deputies, chiefs of police, and others in the field to perform their jobs to the best of their ability and to most effectively serve the people in their jurisdictions.
As a result of the events that took place on September 11, 2001, these collaborations have become even more important and serve as a vital component in securing our homeland. National Sheriffs' Association values the alliances it has formed with the organizations listed below. The partnerships National Sheriffs' Association has formed with these groups indeed play an essential role in keeping America safe
Office of Justice Programs: OJP provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist crime victims. OJP is headed by an Assistant Attorney General and comprises five component bureaus and two offices: the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the Office for Victims of Crime, as well as the Office of the Police Corps and Law Enforcement Education, and the Community Capacity Development Office, which incorporates the Weed and Seed program.
Bureau of Justice Assistance: The mission of BJA is to provide leadership and services in grant administration and criminal justice policy development to support local, state, and tribal justice strategies to achieve safer communities.
Community Oriented Policing Services: TheOffice was created as a result of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. As a component of the Justice Department, the mission of the Office is to advance community policing in jurisdictions of all sizes across the country.
National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) Famous for its famous dog's motto, "Take a Bite out of Crime," the National Crime Prevention Council is a national non-profit organization dedicated to educating individuals and communities about crime prevention.
Nation Association of Town Watches(NATW): The National Association of Town Watch (NATW) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development and promotion of organized, law enforcement-affiliated crime and drug prevention programs.
Citizen Corps: The mission of Citizen Corps is to harness the power of every individual through education, training, and volunteer service to help make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds.
Community Emergency Response Team: The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) trains people in neighborhoods, the workplace, and schools in basic disaster response skills, such as fire suppression, urban search and rescue, and medical operations, and helps them take a more active role in emergency preparedness.
Fire Corps: Fire Corps enhances the ability of fire departments to utilize citizen advocates and provide individuals with opportunities to support their local fire and rescue departments with their time and talent.
Medical Reserve Corps: The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) coordinates volunteer health professionals, as well as other citizens with an interest in health issues, to provide ongoing support for community public health needs and resources during large-scale emergencies.
Volunteers in Police Service: Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) provides support for resource-constrained police departments by incorporating civilian volunteers so that law enforcement professionals have more time for frontline duty.