Neighborhood Watch

To contact the Menands Police Department now, call:

(518) 463-1681 or 911

Village residents are reminded to not only remove the keys from their unattended vehicles, but also to lock the car itself at all times.  Also any valuables including items such as IPODS, GPS devices, ect. should either be removed from vehicle or at least stored in vehicles’s locked trunk out of plain view.  Some of our neighboring communities surrounding the Village have had an increase in these type of thefts and damage done to vehicles recently.  Forwarded for your information.

Information placed on this page is intended to help keep our neighborhoods safe. This will be accomplished by neighbors looking out for each other and working with the police department to deter criminal activity.

An email address book of residents is being developed by the police department to facilitate the flow of information to citizens participating in our neighborhood watch program. If you wish to be added to this list, please forward your email address information to:

Suspicious People

Be Alert for People Who:

• Go to a neighbors back door while another waits in front

• Go door to door offering home improvement

• Hang around the area

Suspicious Vehicles

Watch for any vehicle that:

• Makes repeated trips through the neighorhood

• Slowly creeps down street

• Is occupied and parked in front of a home at an unusual hour

Suspicious Activity

Signs of possible criminal activity:

• The sound of breaking glass

• A “moving van” in front of a home when the residents are not there

• Different people entering and leaving an address throughout the day

Reporting Your Suspicions

When describing people and vechicles to the police be sure to give:

• An estimated age

• Their sex and race

• Details about clothing

• An estimate of height and weight

• A description of any weapons involved

• Vehicles license plate number

• Make and model

• Color and other details