Block Watch Program
Block Watch is a proactive crime reduction program between local residents and the Coquitlam RCMP. Block Watch members create stronger and safer communities by keeping an eye on each other’s homes and reporting suspicious activity to each other and to the police.
"Block watchers" can be owners or renters and can live in any type of home from a single-family dwelling to a high-rise apartment. According to Block Watch members, the best reasons to be part of the program include:
- Increased feelings of safety and security due to a stronger connection with neighbours and sense of owning your community.
- Opportunities for training and information sharing with the Coquitlam RCMP.
- Access to Block Watch resources to help protect your friends, family and property against criminal activity.
Volunteering with Block Watch is perfect for those who want to be actively involved in public safety but have limited time. There are no special tasks or big responsibilities. Participants just have to commit to becoming more connected to their neighbourhood and sharing information with their Block Watch group and the Coquitlam RCMP.
With almost 7,000 participants the Coquitlam RCMP Block Watch program is a great asset to police and an important part of our efforts to create safe, secure neighbourhoods with the help of informed, involved citizens.
Volunteer with the Block Watch program
Interested in joining or starting a Block Watch group in your neighbourhood? You must be:
- At least 19 years old.
- Willing and able to pass an RCMP security screening interview.
- A resident of Anmore, Belcarra, Coquitlam or Port Coquitlam.
- Request a Volunteer Application form by email.
- Applications must be submitted in person.
- Please bring a piece of government-issued identification when submitting your application.
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