Based upon the highly successful and nationwide "Neighborhood Watch" model, the
Contra Costa Community College District (4CD) Neighborhood Watch program is
intended to support the safety and security of our campus parking lots,
facilities, and grounds. Through Neighborhood Watch, our goal is to eliminate or
reduce the effect of crime and other hazards on District campuses, thereby
providing crime-, drug-, and hazard-free learning and working environments.
We hope to accomplish this by encouraging community awareness and involvement
in crime prevention and safety activities. The 4CD Neighborhood Watch program is
registered with USA on Watch,
a program of the National Sheriff's Association and the administering organization
for the National Neighborhood Watch Program.
The 4CD Neighborhood Watch Program is administered by the District Police
Department and supported by the Safety Committee at each campus or facility.
Students, faculty, staff, and visitors all play an important role in the program
by looking out for one another and immediately reporting criminal activity,
hazards, or suspicious behavior to the Police Department. Volunteer program
members complete training in crime prevention and personal safety and
participate in campus watch activities, such as meetings, workshops and Campus
In any emergency, do your best to remain calm.
Report the situation using 9-1-1
(or 9-9-1-1 from campus telephones)
only if the situation is an immediate threat to lives or property. In all other cases,
notify District Police using the following non-emergency telephones:
To make reports after normal business hours, please contact the appropriate police department dispatch center below:
When calling, provide the dispatcher with your name, telephone call-back
number, and location (including campus, building, and room number). Provide the
Remain on the line. Do not hang up until instructed to do so by the dispatcher.
The Neighborhood Watch Program recommends that you observe a variety of
safety strategies and crime prevention practices on a daily basis. These may
include, but are not limited to the following:
What constitutes suspicious behavior
or activity? The following behavior or activities should be
considered suspicious and should be immediately reported to the police. While
they may ultimately have innocent explanations, it is better to have police
investigate these situations than to take chances by letting them go
unaddressed. Early reporting of suspicious behavior can often make a difference --it
may even save a life!
The District Police Department's Public Education Program utilizes
educational/informational materials (signs, posters, flyers, and pamphlets) as
well as Neighborhood Watch Workshops to encourage community members to remain
alert, observe, and quickly report safety hazards, criminal activity, and/or
suspicious behavior to the police. Neighborhood Watch Workshops may be scheduled
for presentation before almost any group and cover a variety of crime- and
safety-related topics, including:
To arrange for a presentation or speaker about these and other safety-related
topics, please contact the District Emergency Services Coordinator (contact information below).
If you would like to receive more information about the Neighborhood Watch or emergency preparedness
programs or have questions about any of our special programs, please contact:
Officer Teddy M. Terstegge
Emergency Services Coordinator
Los Medanos College Station
2700 East Leland Road
Pittsburg, CA 94565
(925)439-2181 extension 3110