A downtown Windsor apartment complex now has its own neighbourhood watch program.

The Windsor Essex Community Housing Corporation, community partners and residents celebrated the launch of the Ouellette Manor Neighbourhood Watch Program on Tuesday.

The building at 920 Ouellette Avenue has a history of crime and police activity.

Residents say they want to contribute to crime prevention and taking an active role in their community safety.

It is the first neighbourhood watch program in a 21 story hi-rise, complete with floor captains and an organizing committee. Windsor police Const. Neil McEachrane will help with completion of crime prevention and safety instruction.