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.

If you would like to join our team, please visit our Volunteer page or send us an email.

Following are programs that we support.

Additional Programs we support

SafeAssured IDIt 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).
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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.

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Block WatchBlock watch is a program of neighbors watching other neighbor's property. Working together with your neighbors can prevent crime within your community making it a safer and more secure place to live.

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.

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Dog Walker WatchThere are dozens of dog walkers throughout our community at all times of the day. The Dog Walker Program trains dog walkers how to effectively observe and report criminal activity as they are out in the neighborhood.

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NNO 2014National 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.

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Chief for a DayThe Chief for a Day program recognizes seven special needs children who are appointed to represent: Walla Walla City Fire Department, Walla Walla County District 4 Fire Department, Walla Walla Police Department, College Place Police Department, Washington State Patrol, Walla Walla County Sheriff and the Washington State Penitentiary.

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.

Crime Free Rental HousingOffered throught the Walla Walla Police Department, the Crime Free Rental Housing program is a 3-phase program:
  • 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.

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Citizens AcademyCommunity Police Academy provides a way for our community to understand how law enforcement agencies and the judicial system work.

This is accomplished by approximately 10 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.

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Run, Hide, Fight Program

Do you know what to do to survive an active shooter situation? This video contains very important information about the Run, Hide, Fight program.

The video was produced by the City of Houston.