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 there is a loud party in my neighborhood?

If someone is having a loud party in your neighborhood you may call the Police Department for assistance. When deciding whether to call the police you must also decide whether the noise is at a level that your peace is being disturbed. If it is, you next need to decide whether you would be willing to press formal charges in order to get the noise to stop or be turned down to a tolerable level.

Most often, the mere fact that you are willing to press charges will help us to solve the problem so that no actual charges need be pressed. If you...

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