We believe that people who know each other tend to look out for each other. Our neighborhood watch program is designed to encourage neighbors to get to know the people on their street or in their condominium or apartment complex. We are organized through a network of captains who pass on safety information and may help to organize directories and social activities.
Join Neighborhood Watch
Get involved in promoting a safer Virginia-Highland. Help connect your neighbors and receive detailed safety reports about crimes in our neighborhood and what to be aware of.
Become a Street Captain for your block, condominium, apartment building, workplace or house of worship: If your street does not have a captain for the neighborhood watch initiative – consider volunteering to better prepare yourself and your neighbors for unforeseen incidents.
Use the Ask VHCA form below to send an email to the team and get connected with your Safety Team Street Captain. Your captain will forward Safety Team Reports to you via email. Please include your street address with house number.
Find an archive of safety reports here.
Virginia-Highland Security patrol
The Virginia-Highland Security Patrol (begun in 1995 at Fight Back Against Crime (FBAC) is operated as an independent 501c3 and funded by member contributions and business sponsorships. It is staffed by off-duty Atlanta Police officers with full policing powers such as making arrests, “running plates” on cars, etc. The patrols covers every street in Virginia-Highland with one five-hour shift each day, benefiting the entire community. Members enjoy added benefits like checks on their house while out of town and direct cellphone access to the patrol officers. FBAC is independent and not part of VHCA. Learn more about the patrol.
The Virginia-Highland Security Patrol has also compiled a list of safety tips.
Note: Virginia-Highland Security Patrol is an independent 501c3 non-profit and not part of VHCA.