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Block Watch
You can help prevent yourself - and your community - from becoming victims of crime. Here's how!

Background
Block Watch has a history of success because participants want to assume a more active role in their community. A strong community bond is still our most effective tool in accomplishing crime prevention. Together, individual citizens can prevent crime in their neighborhood and make it a safer, more secure place to live.

Block Watch is really an extension of what you are probably doing already. People tend to watch out for their closest neighbors. But you may not know everyone on your entire block.

Our Block Watch program is simply a means to initiate communication with your neighbors. No special equipment, skills or tasks are required for everyone to participate. We ask that you simply be alert of what's going on in your neighborhood. A police officer patrolling your block may not recognize a stranger in your yard, but your neighbor will.

Commitments
  • Neighbors agree to be concerned about each other's property and safety. 
  • When suspicious activity is observed, neighbors will call 911.

What You'll Learn
  • Techniques to reduce your risk of being victimized at home and in public. 
  • The importance of recognizing suspicious activity, and how to alert the police. 
  • How to make your homes more secure and properly mark your property. 
  • Your neighbors routines so that any out-of-place activity can be reported and investigated. 

Block Watch is Not
  • A citizen's patrol or vigilante force. 
  • Designed for participants to take personal risks to prevent crime.

How to Start
We welcome the opportunity to work with you and your neighbors! Please contact Officer Karin Weihe at 425-837-3200.