Community Watch

Community Watch Mission Statement

The mission of the Farmers Branch Community Watch Committee is to develop a sense of community spirit by promoting neighborhood safety and support through programs and activities in cooperation with the City of Farmers Branch.

Community Watch Functions

The Community Watch Committee is made up of a committee of Farmers Branch residents appointed by the City Council with the purpose of assisting in organizing and maintaining Community Watch neighborhoods including:
  • Communicating with the City Council and staff concerning Community Watch activities and plans
  • Communicating with the residents of Farmers Branch relative to Community Watch programs
  • Organizing new Community Watch Neighborhoods
  • Keeping current with the activities of individual neighborhood Community Watch programs in Farmers Branch and other cities
  • Education of residents on residential property codes and working with City officials to seek compliance on code violations

Community Involvement

The number of individuals willing and qualified to serve on the Committee far exceeds the number that can be appointed to the Committee. The City Council therefore encourages the Committee to provide opportunities and forums for active community participation.

Open Meetings

As a Committee, appointed by the City Council, meetings of the Committee are subject to the Open Meetings Laws, and all meetings of the full Committee shall be properly posted in accordance with State Law. The City Secretary assists in such postings. A quorum does not need to be present to conduct business.

Contact Information

Community Watch Committee Chairperson
Chuck Barton
Email Chuck Barton

Police Department Liaison
Deputy Chief Jay Siegel
Email Jay Siegel

Police Department Assistant Liaison
Officer Garrett
Email Officer Garrett

Branch Mail: Community Watch Bulletin Service

The Branch Mail Community Watch Bulletin email news service is a service designed and provided for the citizens of Farmers Branch who are active in their respective communities. The emails you will receive will include, but are not limited to, emails detailing times and places of Community Watch events. It is the goal of the committee to make the citizens of Farmers Branch as informed as possible about events which impact their community.

Subscribe to the Branch Mail list to stay informed about community watch news.