Programs We Support
Walla Walla Area Crime Watch is a 501(c)3 organization that has been in existence for more than 25 years; supporting crime prevention efforts in the Walla Walla Valley.
Following are programs that we support.
A private, secure social network offering a free and easy way for you and your neighbors to connect and share information about criminal activity as well as goods and services. learn more
We send out volunteer crews with a glass blaster and/or paint to remove or cover graffiti throughout Walla Walla County.
Radar Reader Board
This program is a great asset for our neighborhoods that complain of fast traffic. While in the area, the Radar Reader Board does slow down fast traffic.
WW Walks Against Drunk Driving
This annual walk is held on the second Saturday of September to raise awareness about the impact of drunk driving. Proceeds assist DUI victims in our community.learn more
Additional Programs we support
It is our goal to offer this program FREE to all children. This program could be advantageous to adults who are experiencing the symptoms of dementia/Alzheimer's and our citizens who have a disability, young and old, who are at risk of walking away.
Families will receive a full-color data card and a parent's guide book with prevention tips, written in conjunction with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. The privacy-protected mini-CD offers a single repository of important information:
- All ten electronically imaged fingerprints
- Digital photograph
- Streming video showing mannerisms and gait with linked audio file providing the child's voice and inflection and accent.
- Private information (general description, street address, date of birth, life-threatening medical conditions, identifying scars or marks and tattoos).
McGruff the Crime Dog is used to build crime awareness among children with a motto of "Take a Bite Out of Crime".
He has been seen at local community events with his robot look-alike and his nephew "Scruff".
McGruff teaches childrn through videos about bullying, drugs, safety and the importance of staying in school.learn more
A free private, secure NextDoor website makes it even easier for you to connect with your neighbors about criminal activity as well as share information and advice about goods and services.learn more
National Night Out, "America's Night Out Against Crime", is a crime/drug prevention community event held on the first Tuesday in August at Pioneer Park from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. This event is entirely FREE to the public.
NNO is a means to promote community involvement in crime prevention programs, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are working together and fighting back.
We kick-off the event with a parade of Emergency Services Vehicles followed by a swearing in ceremony for the Chief for a Day participants.
Walla Walla has been nationally recognized and awarded for NNO from the National Association of Town Watch for the past seven years.
Donations and sponsors for this event are always appreciated.learn more
The children are provided a uniform for the Agency they are representing and a badge. They ride in the Agency vehicles in a parade kicking off National Night Out and are "sworn-in" at a special ceremony.
- Phase I: A 12-hour educational program this is offered to property managers, realtors, lawyers and community members.
- Phase II: A FREE security survey offered to owners of rental properties with suggestions to make the property a safer place to live.
- Phase III: Offers a FREE safety social to rental properties. This brings the occupants of the rental dwelling together to meet and learn how they can become the eyes and ears for the property manager and law enforcement.
If a property is able to successfully complete all three phases of the program, they can qualify for full certification as a "CRIME FREE RENTAL PROPERTY" and as such, are able to post the "Crime Free Rental Housing" sign on the property.learn more
This is accomplished by approximately ten weeks of classes covering all aspects of law enforcement in the Walla Walla Valley
Classes are taught by members of Walla Walla's Finest, from disptach, patrol and animal control to judges, K9 units and the penitentiary. You will go on tours of the WWPD, the Juvenile Justice Center, Superior Court, Sheriff's Office and the County Jail. You will go on a four hour ride-a-along with a Walla Walla Police Officer and spend a special Saturday event at the Firing Range.learn more
Run, Hide, Fight Program
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