Monterey County Farm Bureau

Farm Watch

Send your name, company name, address, telephone number and e-mail address to mccronecc@co.monterey.ca.us. If you have any questions, call Carol McCrone at County of Monterey Sheriff’s Office, 831.755.8730.

What is FARM WATCH?

Farm Watch is the agricultural version of Neighborhood Watch. Some form of this program whether it is called Farm, Ranch or Rural Watch is worldwide. Here on the Central Coast, we will join with San Luis Obispo and Ventura counties in providing residents with this program. Farm Watch helps reduce opportunities for crime to occur in farming and rural communities. Essential to this is encouraging people to report suspicious incidents to the police as they occur and also to share the information with other Farm Watch members.

The goals of Farm Watch are: 1) To reduce opportunities for crime to occur in farming and rural communities; 2) To improve communication between the farming community and law enforcement; 3) To encourage people to report suspicious incidents as they occur.

What FARM WATCH Can Do For You

Farm Watch can provide you with: 1) Practical crime prevention advice to farmers, ranchers and other landowners to help ensure their property and goods are as secure as possible; 2) A property marking program to make it harder for thieves to dispose of stolen goods. As a member of Farm Watch, we can digitally photograph your valuable items of equipment and property; 3) Keep members updated with current crime trends. Any information you give to us regarding suspicious vehicles and persons can be passed to patrol and/or the Rural Crimes detective.

How to Join

Send us your e-mail address. That’s it! There are no meetings to attend or membership fees. Approximately every 3 weeks you will receive a newsletter by e-mail letting you know what’s going on in the county relating to agriculture. We will let you know what types of crimes are being committed, arrests and adjudications. All e-mails will be sent by “blind copy.” This is to ensure your privacy.

Hopefully, if you like what you are receiving, you will let friends and neighbors in your community know about this program. Just send your name, company name, address, telephone number and of course, your e-mail address to mccronecc@co.monterey.ca.us. If you have any questions, call Carol McCrone at County of Monterey Sheriff’s Office, 831.755.8730.

A Farm Watch promise: You will never be spammed or inundated with e-mails or overloaded on newsletters.