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Anyone who follows the local news recognizes that Walla Walla is like many like size communities...we have our share of significant criminal activity in our neighborhoods. The good news is that Walla Walla is still one of the safest, friendliest, and proactive communities in the state of Washington.

The key to keeping our community safe is the continuous involvement of our citizens – working hand in hand with our area law enforcement agencies. We have a strong cadre of skilled and dedicated volunteers working hard to help us recognize and address law enforcement problems and community neighborhood issues.

Some of our best performing programs include:

  • Block Watch, which is neighbors working in partnership with Law Enforcement to prevent crime and solve crime problems.

  • The Crime Free Rental Housing program is landlords and property managers working to keep rental housing crime free.

  • Graffiti abatement team of volunteers is blasting and painting over graffiti to keep our neighborhoods free of gang markers.

  • The Radar Reader Board hits our streets to remind neighbors to keep to the speed limit. Walla Walla has a great quality of life and we can keep it that way if we all work together.

Community Programs

  • Business Watch: The Walla Walla Police Department recognizes that Business is the life blood of our community. Our staff is ready to assist businesses to reduce their chances of falling victim to common crimes such as burglary, robbery, shoplifting, internal theft and vandalism.

  • Block Watch: If you see something suspicious, what do you do? Visit our page on Block Watch and find out how you can help. Everybody can play a part in crime prevention.

  • Volunteer: To see if you meet the requirements to volunteer for crime prevention in our community, visit this page. It will give you a list of volunteer programs that you can be a part of, such as, Radar Reader Board, clerical assistant, newsletter editor, and block watch captains.

  • Walla Walla Area Crime Watch: Walla Walla Area Crime Watch is a group of people that have joined together to prevent crime in the Walla Walla Valley. Walla Walla Crime Watch is a non-profit group with IRS 501c3 status and is a registered corporation with the State of Washington. The group is made up of law enforcement personnel, business people and residents of the Walla Walla Valley. Visit our website for information and events.

If you think you might be interested in volunteering some of your time working with law enforcement and community crime prevention we can always use more help. Please contact our Crime Prevention Coordinator.

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