The most effective way to reduce neighborhood crime is for neighbors to get acquainted, and to work together toward the goal of making their neighborhood safer. SAFE is the agency responsible for the Neighborhood Watch Program for the City & County of San Francisco.
To get started visit the Neighborhood Watch Map to see if there is already a group on your block.
SAFE, with support from SFPD and DPW, will get Neighborhood Watch signs installed on individual blocks. Groups are able to apply for Neighborhood Watch signs after forming active groups. Signs are a way to publicize the efforts of your group, letting others know that yours is a SAFE neighborhood and one in which crime will not be tolerated.