The City of Cupertino city offers Neighborhood Watch program with the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office.
Neighborhood Watch is a crime prevention program that enlists the active participation of residents in cooperation with law enforcement to reduce crime in their communities. It involves: neighbors getting to know each other and working together in a program of mutual assistance; citizens being trained to recognize and report suspicious activities in their neighborhoods; and implementation of crime prevention techniques such as home security, operation Identification, etc. To organize a Neighborhood Watch program in your neighborhood, you may contact Neighborhood Watch Coordinator, Steffanie Turini at 408.777.3177 or e-mail email@example.com.
Package Delivery Tips
Help to protect your online orders and special deliveries with the following tips provided by the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office.
Try to schedule package deliveries for when you know you’re going to be home, but if it is not possible, consider the following:
- Leave special instructions to the delivery person to put the package in a backyard, or somewhere where it’s not visible from the street.
- Require that the delivery driver get a signature for the package, perhaps from a trusted neighbor.
- Sign up for email or text message alerts with estimated delivery times and track the package.
- Have the carrier hold your package at their pick-up facility or designated lockers so you can get it in person at your convenience.
- If purchasing from a large retailer, request that your package is delivered to a local branch or store so you can pick it up in person.
- Get to know your carriers. If there’s been a problem of thefts in the past, tell them about it.
- Insure your packages.
- Ask a neighbor or retired relative (who is home) if they will accept your package at their address. Or have the package delivered to your workplace, if it is permitted.
- Buy a locking mailbox big enough for packages.
- Consider installing a camera security system that photographs people who come to your door and allows you to communicate with them without opening the door, or being home.
If you have information about any package theft cases, please contact the Sheriff's Office Detective Division at (408) 808-4500, or the anonymous tip line at (408) 808-4431.
For more safety tips on a variety of issues, visit Safety Tips.
Block Leader/Neighborhood Watch Group Map
Cupertino Police Beat Map
To learn more about the Neighborhood Block Leader program visit Neighborhood Block Leader webpage.