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

Can I drink alcohol while walking down a City street in Salinas?

No, it is illegal to drink any beverage that contains alcohol while on public property. The Salinas Municipal Code Section (21-2)  states that, "No person shall drink any beer, wine or other intoxicating beverage on any public street, sidewalk, alley, highway, plaza parkway, parking lot, airport terminal, or bus or train depot in the City...

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