SACRAMENTO -- A Sacramento County supervisor is urging residents in her district to participate in a neighborhood watch program -- which is being sponsored by the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.

Susan Peters is a supervisor for the third district. That Neighborhood Watch meeting is Monday at 6 p.m., at the Sheriff's Marconi Stationhouse, near Fulton Avenue at 2500 Marconi Ave.

Peters says budget cuts have limited the sheriff's department's resources over the past few years.

"We've started to really push the Neighborhood Watch. I mean, the best way is for a crime not to happen, and that's what Neighborhood Watch can do," Peters said. 

It is a great way to get to know your neighbors.

"And that's a benefit whether you're walking your dog down the street, or if there's someone driving a car down the street and you don't think it belongs there..." Peters said.

However, Neighborhood Watch isn't exclusive to the Third District. You can get one going in your neighborhood.