neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch is one of the oldest and most effective crime prevention programs in the county, bringing citizens together with law enforcement to deter crime and make communities safer.

Sponsored by the National Sheriffs’ Association, Neighborhood Watch can trace its roots back to the days of colonial settlements, when night watchmen patrolled the streets. The modern version of Neighborhood Watch was developed in response to requests from sheriffs and police chiefs who were looking for a crime prevention program that would involve citizens and address an increasing number of burglaries.

Launched in 1972, Neighborhood Watch counts on citizens to organize themselves and work with law enforcement to keep a trained eye and ear on their communities, while demonstrating their presence at all times of day and night. Neighborhood Watch works because it reduces opportunities for crime to occur.

~ National Crime Prevention Council

Contact Numbers
Chesterfield County Neighborhood Watch
Matt Rogers ~ 318-8549,

Police Emergency 911
Non-emergency 748-1251
Traffic Complaint Line 318-8084 or
Crime Solvers 748-0660
Game Warden 829-6580
Animal Control 748-7683

Tips to Keep Birkdale Safe:

Look after one another. Meet the neighbors on your street. Make sure you have contact information for the homes directly next to you in case of any emergency.

Newsletter – Birkdale publishes a monthly Newsletter full of information for our residents. Neighbors must sign up to receive it by providing their e-mail addresses. Go to the newsletter section of this site and click on sign up.

Our webmaster uses your e-mail to:

1) e-mail the monthly Birkdale Newsletter to residents
2) send occasional e-blast messages for important information that cannot wait for Newsletter

If you are reading this, great! There are still many who do not know about the newsletter. Please spread the word to your neighbors. Holding Block Parties, exchanging contact information with close neighbors, and staying informed by reading the newsletter are three easy and effective ways to keep your street and, in turn, all of Birkdale a safe place to live.


Local Hospitals

St. Francis Medical Center

13710 St. Francis Boulevard, Midlothian, VA 23114

Phone: (804)594-7300

Johnston-Willis Hospital

1401 Johnston-Willis Drive

Richmond, VA 23235

Phone: (804)-330-2000

Chippenham Hospital

7101 Jahnke Road

Richmond, VA 23225

Phone: (804)-320-3911