Neighborhood Watch, also called a crime watch or neighborhood crime watch, is an organized group of citizens devoted to crime prevention within a neighborhood. A neighborhood watch may be organized as its own group or may simply be a function of a neighborhood association. Neighborhood watches are not vigilante organizations. When suspecting criminal activities, members are encouraged to contact authorities and not to intervene. Each neighborhood will have a block captain, which is the contact person designated to attend four meetings each year. This person is responsible to network between his/her neighborhood and their local law enforcement.