Block Captains

Because awareness and involvement are the keys to a successful program, keeping interest high and continuing the group's crime prevention education must be a primary focus of all participants. Duties include:

  • Schedule two neighborhood get-togethers a year.
  • Act as a liaison between homeowners and the Police Department.
  • Invite a representative from the Police Department to address the group on such topics as personal safety, child safety, and G.R.E.A.T.
  • Invite a firefighter to address the group and the children of the neighborhood on fire prevention and fire safety.
  • Encourage Operation Identification.
  • Greet and welcome new neighbors. Invite them to be part of your Watch.
  • Disseminate information to neighbors such as crime patterns in the area. Also, let others know about neighbors who are on vacation or attending a function listed in the newspaper such as a wedding or funeral.

Question of the Day

Is there anything I can do if there is a barking dog disturbing my neighborhood?

The Salinas Municipal Code Section 21A-2 SCC  states that it is illegal to allow an animal to create a noise which is so annoying, or which is so harsh or prolonged, as to be injurious to the health, peace or comfort of any reasonable person residing in the area. If you are unable to resolve the issue between yourself and your neighbor, depending on the...

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