Racine Neighborhood Watch Programs

Neighborhood Block Watch

Monthly COP Area Meetings

National Night Out

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Our Mission:

Assisting residents in creating safe, friendly and attractive neighborhoods throughout the Racine community.






Block Watch:

Building the strength of our neighborhoods one block at a time



Crime Prevention:




local residents working with law enforcement to reduce crime as well as the fear of crime

Frequently Asked Questions

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Prescription Drug Collections

The Racine County Sheriff's Office is committed to preventing prescription drug abuse by collecting unused and unwanted prescription drugs. The usual methods for disposing of unused medicines pose potential safety and health hazards.

Residents can anonymously drop off all medications for disposal at the collection sites listed below. Safe disposal of these medications is critical in proventing these drugs from falling into the wrong hands. There is no charge for this service.

For more information about preventing prescription painkiller abuse, go to http://doseofrealitywi.gov/.

Disposal locations:

Caledonia Police Department

6900 Nicholson Road

Caledonia, WI 53108

Mount Pleasant Police Department – Main Lobby

8811 Campus Drive

Mount Pleasant, WI 53406

Racine County Sheriff Patrol Station

14116 Washington Avenue

Sturtevant, WI 53177

Racine Police Department

730 Center Street

Racine, WI 53403

Sturtevant Police Department

2801 89th Street

Sturtevant, WI 53177

Town of Waterford Police Department

415 N. Milwaukee Street

Waterford, WI 53185

Town of Burlington Police Department

32288 Bushnell Road

Burlington, WI 53105

Union Grove Village Hall

925 15th Avenue

Union Grove, WI 53182

Racine Neighborhood Watch, Inc.

Racine Neighborhood Watch, Inc. (RNW) is a registered 501(c)3 organization founded in 1981 to organize and empower residents to take responsibility for their neighborhoods. Our mission is to assist residents in creating safe, friendly and attractive neighborhoods throughout the Racine community.

Through longstanding partnerships with local and regional law enforcement, local officials and other agencies, we have helped residents in formerly troubled areas reclaim their neighborhoods, as borne out by large decreases in violent crime in central city areas in recent years.

Crime prevention and quality of life concerns are important to all residents. RNW has held about 800 block watch meetings; currently there are nearly 350 active blocks throughout the Racine community. We host monthly neighborhood meetings, most of which are held at COP Houses throughout the City of Racine and the Village of Mount Pleasant. We also do neighborhood advocacy and community-building projects. RNW serves the Racine-area community and Racine County, with a focus on low-to-moderate income areas.


Since 1982, National Night Out has been an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. On August 2, 2022, Racine held its 31st annual NNO! There were more than 56 registered events which hosted more than 5500 people. National Night Out culminates annually on the first Tuesday of August so register now the celebration of National Night Out in your neighborhood on Tuesday, August 1, 2023!

Each year in our combined programs, we work with about 7,000 residents in low-to moderate-income areas and another 3,000 local residents in other areas. We have two full-time paid staff and over 800 volunteers.We forge community partnerships ranging from our very well-known relationship with the Racine and Mount Pleasant Police Departments and other law enforcement agencies, to other municipal and County departments,many churches and community organizations too numerous to list. If it has to do with neighborhoods and community building, chances are good that RNW is involved. Our staying power is evident through the commitment we see in our block captains and people at neighborhood meetings, the many repeat events on National Night Out, and the people who know they can call us anytime because we are there for them.


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