The concept of Neighborhood Watch is simple; watchful aware neighbors in contact with one another make it hard on crime. All it requires is a volunteer block captain, a few neighbors to get together and share contact info, and you have a Neighborhood Watch. And more than just stopping crime, as the recent windstorm shows, the ability to stay in touch with your neighbors is critical in emergency situations. With power out for days in parts of the canyon, even shared information on the pending repairs was needed and appreciated. Neighbors shared power cords and refrigerators.