Patrols: 2 hours per month
Base Station Operator: 2 to 4 hours per month
Regular Rotonda West Neighborhood Watch meetings are held at 2pm on the second Thursday of each month at the RWA Community Center, 646 Rotonda Circle. Meet your fellow volunteers and our Sheriff's liaison. Attendance is encouraged by all Rotonda West residents.
Rotonda West Neighborhood Watch patrol personnel use their own vehicles and cell phones. Each vehicle is provided with two large magnetic signs for the vehicle sides and one small sign for the back. The use of a flashing yellow light is encouraged.
Each patrol carries a cell phone to stay in contact with the base station during patrol duties. Patrols watch and listen only, they do not confront. Patrols are "eyes and ears" for the Sheriff's Office.
Patrol personel cover two subdivisions during their two-hour watch. Patrols are also encouraged to wear a Rotonda West Neighborhood Watch shirt which are available for a nominal fee
Rotonda West Neighborhood Watch bases oversee operations during the nightly patrol phase. All incidents reported from the patrols are called in by cell phone directly to the base operator on duty. The base operator contacts the Sheriff’s Department for all incidents that require their intervention.
Each new patrol receives training from a qualified trainer. Training usually takes less than two hours. The patrols are issued magnetic signs for their vehicle, a patrol manual, and a car number
Base Station Operators
Each new base station operator receives training from a qualified trainer. Training usually takes less than two hours. Base station operators also receive training on how to interface with the Sheriff’s Office.