Introduction to Community Watch
Welcome to The Villages! Regardless of whether you are a year-round resident, a seasonal resident, or a visitor to our community, you will quickly realize that The Villages is a very unique community. The way your District Government operates to provide services and maintenance in our community is also very unique. Your District Government is made up of several different departments that all work together as a team to ensure quality services to our residents and visitors.
Community Watch is on-duty 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Our mission is to provide a safe community for our residents and visitors by being the watchful eye of the community. Although we are not a law enforcement agency, we work very closely with the local law enforcement agencies that service the Villages community. As an “observe and report” agency, Community Watch plays a vital role in deterring crime and assisting law enforcement to help solve crimes when they happen.
Although our primary responsibility is to be the “watchful eye,” Community Watch has evolved into so much more as our community has grown. Community Watch serves the residents and visitors of The Villages community by providing 24-hour assistance in four disciplines:
To find out more about the duties and responsibilities of these four areas, please take a moment to explore our web pages.
To learn more about the functions of Community Watch, please click on the following link:
Community Watch Functions
Community Watch is also vital to the overall District Government operation. We work closely with the other District Departments to assist them in providing their functions and services. Over 56% of the service actions performed by Community Watch personnel during Fiscal Year 2022-23 were related to assisting other District Departments.
If you have any questions as you review the information on Community Watch, please feel free to contact Nehemiah Wolfe, Department Director of Community Watch, at 352-750-8201 Monday – Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM or by email at Nehemiah.Wolfe@DistrictGov.org.