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neighborhood watch

noun
1.
a neighborhood surveillance program or group in which residents keep watch over one another's houses, patrol the streets, etc., in an attempt to prevent crime.
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  • Presenters will speak about organizing and maintaining a successful neighborhood watch program.
Contemporary definitions for neighborhood watch
noun

a local organization or program to discourage crime by relying on the vigilance of the residents

noun

See crime watch

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