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

What should I do if I see a strange person or car loitering in my neighborhood?
Having residents report strange, suspicious or out of place activity their neighborhoods is essential to locating identifying and stopping criminal activity. There may be a reasonable and legal explanation for the person's presence and actions. However, if the person's actions are enough to raise your suspicion there is probably a good reason to take further action.

There are several things that you can do to help us in these cases. The most important thing to remember is to not put yourself at danger by...

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