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 can I do if I see a car parked in my neighborhood which I think may be abandoned?

The City of Salinas has people specifically designated to handle abandoned vehicles and long-term parking problems. These problems are generally handled on a complaint basis. The abandoned vehicle office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. The phone number, day or night, is (831) 758-7316.

The following information will help you determine whether or not a vehicle has been abandoned or is a long-term parking problem:

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