Crime & safety
Developed in partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Police, the GGCA's Neighborhood Watch program brings neighbors, community leaders, and businesses together in an ongoing effort to create a safer, more enjoyable Glenmont for everyone. Through neighborhood walks, training events, and other activities, volunteers help make the community safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to crime, public health issues, and natural or manmade disasters.
- Building community pride and unity
- Aiding in crime reduction and improving quality of life
- Providing a greater sense of security
- Creating better informed and better prepared citizens
- Organizing neighbors to help those in need within the community
Neighborhood Watch Walks
The Neighborhood Watch walks are an integral part of the program. Groups of walkers tour the neighborhood, looking for any suspicious activity, graffiti, housing-code violations, and other issues. The Watch captain then reports these issues to our contact at the police department. These walks send a strong message to criminals that they are not welcome in Glenmont.
To find out when the next walk is scheduled, please check the Upcoming Events calendar on the homepage.
National Night Out
The GGCA participates in National Night Out, a yearly crime-prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness about crime and drug prevention, generate support for local anti-crime programs, strengthen police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are taking a stand against crime.
For more information, check out the National Night Out site.