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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

Contact Us
Community Watch
1135 Bonita Boulevard
The Villages, FL 32162

Phone: 352-753-0550
Fax: 352-753-9400

Email Community Watch

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity.  Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.
Public Records Custodian Florida has a very broad Public Records Law. Most written communications to or from State and Local Officials regarding State or Local business are public records available to the public and media upon request. Please forward requests to:
Jennifer Farlow, District Clerk
984 Old Mill Run
The Villages, Florida 32162
Phone No. (352) 751-3939
Fax No. (352) 753-6430

or click the link below to file your request electronically.

     Public Records Requests

Please Note Florida law prohibits the Board of Supervisors from communicating with residents about Deed Compliance or Architectural Review issues/cases.  Please contact the Community Standards Department directly at to report any concerns you might have.