The Neighborhood Watch Program is a very important and productive part of the City of Bartlett and the Police Department. The City currently has approximately 60 organized Neighborhood Watch groups. Neighborhood Watch can be the eyes and ears of the community helping the Police Department take a proactive approach to crime fighting and community awareness. Neighborhoods are organized and instructed in such things as how to be good neighbors, observing and reporting suspicious activity, home security surveys, emergency preparedness and other ways the neighborhood can help the Police Department better serve the community.
The City of Bartlett and the Neighborhood Watch groups also participate in the Bartlett Night Out activities held the first Tuesday of October each year. In 2009 there were approximately 26 neighborhoods who took an active role in planning special events for Bartlett Night Out.
Implemented in 2006, the Police and Fire Departments together began offering the C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Training) program to the community. The C.E.R.T. training better prepares neighborhoods and the community in the event of natural or other disasters.