Every successful program needs leaders like you!
- Block Watch is a way to have neighbours watch and communicate with each other and Police.
- Block Watch involves being alert.
- Block Watch involves being aware of your neighbour’s property as you would your own, and a commitment to reporting suspicious activity to your police and neighbours.
- Your involvement and leadership is the key to success.
Q: How much time does being a participant take?
A: It really only takes seconds to look up & down your street, alley or at the school or park.
Contact Ben Chobater, Community Development Coordinator, to see if there is a block watch in your area.
If your street does not have an active Block Watch, someone must volunteer to become the Block Captain and enlist the help of Co-Captain(s).
The primary function of the Block Captain is to set up communication between neighbours and serve as the link between Block Watch participants and the Block Watch office. The Block Watch Captain or Co-Captain is not responsible to keep crime off the block, to patrol the area, or be responsible for everyone’s house keys when they are on vacation.
Captain & Co-Captain Responsibilities
Serving as a Captain is not time consuming and you do not have to be home at all times to volunteer. Captain and Co-Captain don’t have to perform all their duties alone. Ask others on the block to help out when necessary.