Tehama County Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Division administers the Tehama
County Neighborhood Watch Programs, Inc., (a non-profit public benefit
corporation under 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code), the Tehama County
Secret Witness Program, and the Tehama County Sheriff's Team of Retired Seniors
It was the first organization of its type to file in California in December
Division forms neighborhood's into watch areas where the citizens become the
"eyes and ears of law enforcement", provides seminars and talks to
organizations, groups and clubs on crime prevention techniques, expands the
"watch areas" into extra patrol and house watches from the S.T.A.R.S. for
vacationing homeowners, offers rewards for crimes in Tehama County, collects
information about all crimes in Tehama County and provides that information to
law enforcement organizations in whose jurisdiction the crimes occurred.
If you would like to
request extra patrol, please click on the printer icon below to access our House
Watch Information Form.
provides educational presentations to the children of Tehama County, using
"McGruff the Crime Dog." It is a division that is totally staffed by all
volunteers under the direction of one law enforcement officer.
division is recognized by many other like organizations in California as an
innovative, well structured program. It is a unit that has learned to
establish its credibility, assesses its needs, conceptualize and state its
objectives, design and evaluate its programs, establish line item budgets,
operate effectively within those budgets, and lay the groundwork for future
funding. Furthermore the division is in a unique position of correlating the
coalition of all agencies in the county, toward the same prevention goals,
with no deviation in programs.