Published by admin in Uncategorized on July 29th, 2012 | No Comments »

PROMOTE CRIME PREVENTION IN YOUR COMMUNITY!  The National Night Out for 2013 is scheduled for August 6th.  For more information, contact your local Law Enforcement Agency or the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office at 302-855-7830.  You can even leave a post here.

For more information on the National Night Out program or to Register your program, visit the website at:


USAonWatch® Statement on the Role of Neighborhood Watch Programs in Local Communities

Published by admin in Uncategorized on March 22nd, 2012 | No Comments »

The USAonWatch®-Neighborhood Watch Program and National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA), based on recent public media reports, is aware of an incident that occurred late last month, in a Sanford, Florida community, in which a reported “neighborhood watch leader” shot a teenager. The NSA, through its USAonWatch®-Neighborhood Watch program, is committed to making communities, across the country, safer by working with local law enforcement agencies to reduce crime and improve communities for those who live and work there.  

Since 1972, the USAonWatch®-Neighborhood Watch Program (housed within the National Sheriffs’ Association) has worked to unite law enforcement agencies, private organizations, and individual citizens in a nation-wide effort to reduce crime and improve local communities. The success of the program has established Neighborhood Watch as the nation’s premier crime prevention and community mobilization program. More than 25,000 Neighborhood Watch groups, across the country, are currently registered with the USAonWatch®-Neighborhood Watch registry. Our nation is built on the strength of our citizens. USAonWatch® empowers citizens to become active partners in community, crime-fighting efforts, through participation in Neighborhood Watch groups.  

NSA has no information that indicates that the community where the incident occurred has ever registered with USAonWatch®-Neighborhood Watch program. Neighborhood Watch is based on the premise that the role of watch groups is only to serve as the eyes and ears of law enforcement. We encourage individual groups to work directly with their local law enforcement agencies to develop procedures for reporting suspicious activities. At no time, do we advocate any intervention actions by any watch group or individual.

For additional information on the USAonWatch®-Neighborhood Watch Program or to find a Neighborhood Watch group in your area –

Contact- Chris Tutko

For Neighborhood Watch Information or Training in Sussex County, Contact the Sheriff’s Office at 302-855-7830

Sheriff’s Office Offers PACT360 Training to Support the Initiative

Published by admin in Uncategorized on January 21st, 2012 | No Comments »

The Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, through the National Sheriff’s Association and has been certified to provide Training on the new Drug Free Pact 360 Initiative.  This program provides education on Drug Prevention and Early Intervention Education for both Parents and Youth.  Schools, Youth Support Programs and Parents are encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office for group training requirements.  Additional information regarding this program can be obtained at  An active link to the PACT360 Initiative website has been published in the LINKS section of this website.


Published by admin in Uncategorized on January 13th, 2012 | No Comments »

The Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, working with USA ON WATCH and the National Sheriff’s Association, is encouraging ALL Home Owner’s Associations with Neighborhood Watch Programs in Sussex County to Register with  When your program is registered, you will be able to receive important information and updates from USAonWatch regarding Neighborhood Watch and Community Safety Programs.  If you have any questions, contact the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office at 302-855-7830.  The Link for is on the upper right corner of this web-site.

Sussex County Sheriff’s Office Offers Neighborhood Watch Training

The Sussex County Sheriff’s Office now provides Neighborhood Watch Training.

This training program can be tailored to either establishing a New Neighborhood Watch Program in your Community or Re-vitalizing your existing Neighborhood Watch Program.

Please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 302-855-7830 to request information or schedule a Special Deputy to conduct this training for YOUR community.

We can also provide Neighborhood Watch information at your community gathering or HOA meetings.