Neighborhood Crime Watch

" On behalf of myself and the dedicated men and women of the Hardee County Sheriff's Office, it's a privilege to serve you. We in law enforcement pride ourselves as keepers of the peace and problem solvers, but we can't bear the sole responsibility of solving all crime issues. As a community, we must become involved as partners with the sheriff's office to enhance public safety. As Sheriff, I'll place a strong emphasis on community partnerships and a commitment to quality of service for all. All of us remain dedicated to providing exceptional law enforcement and detention services. We'll work hard to reduce crime and help you feel safe at home, work and throughout the community."
-Sheriff Arnold Lanierneighborhood watch sign angled - Copy

Neighborhood Watch, Block Watch, Town Watch, Building Watch, Crime Watch - Whatever the name, it's one of the most effective and least costly ways to prevent crime and reduce fear. Neighborhood Watch fights the isolation that crime both creates and feeds upon. It forges bonds among area residents, helps reduce burglaries and robberies, and improves relations between law enforcement and the community they serve.

The Hardee County Sheriff's Office hopes to make every neighborhood in Hardee County a "Crime Watch Neighborhood." For more information about starting a Neighborhood Crime Watch in your community, contact Lieutenant Andrew McGuckin at (863) 773-0304 Ext. 219 or email

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