A Neighborhood Watch, or crime watch, is an organized group of citizens devoted to crime and vandalism prevention within a neighborhood. They are not vigilantes and should not assume the role of the Police. They are extra eyes and ears for the Liberty Police Department.
Your duty as neighbors is to be alert, observant, caring and to report suspicious activity or crimes immediately to the police.
Six Steps to Starting a Neighborhood Watch
- Recruit and organize as many people as possible to participate in the watch group.
- Meet and discuss the group’s main concerns related to crime and safety in the neighborhood. If needed and scheduling permits, a Liberty police officer may attend the meeting. Contact Officer Cronin to schedule.
- Develop an action plan for what watch group members will do if a crime or safety issue should arise.
- Conduct regular meetings, train on relevant skills and implement a phone tree.
- Host a kickoff event (block party) to encourage other neighbors to get involved.
- Keep the momentum going. Find opportunities — like when a severe weather warning is issued or when school is canceled — to practice implementing your neighborhood watch group’s phone tree and action plan.
Reporting suspicious activity or crimes
CALL 9-1-1 to:
- Report a crime in progress.
- Report a fire.
- Save a life.
Anytime an emergency response is required by law enforcement, fire or emergency medical personnel.
PLEASE DO NOT CALL 9-1-1 TO:
- Report an issue with utilities.
- Inquire about City services or for general information.
Liberty Police Department Non-Emergency Line: 816.439.4701
Submit a Police Report Online
Before submitting an online police report, make sure the incident you’re reporting:
- Is not an emergency. This system should not be used to report an emergency. Call 9-1-1 if you have an emergency.
- Occurred within Liberty’s city limits. Contact the appropriate agency if the incident for which you need to make a report happened outside of the Liberty city limits.
- There are no known suspects. If there is a known suspect, please make your report in-person, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Use the online citizen reporting system to report the following incidents:
- Harassing phone calls.
- Identity theft.