WHAT IS BLOCK WATCH?
The goal of Block Watch is to build a crime-free British Columbia through community participation. It is a program to help neighbours watch out for neighbours. It aims to get citizens involved in crime prevention at the local level. The ultimate success of Block Watch depends largely on a commitment to cooperate between area residents and the police – and more importantly, between residents themselves.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
By simply getting to know the neighbours around you, you’ll be able to recognize someone or something that’s suspicious. A police officer patrolling your community may not recognize a stranger in your yard – but your neighbour will. When neighbours work together, they can combat crime in their area the most effective way – before it starts. Block Watch encourages active participation in crime prevention by watching for crime or suspicious activity and reporting it to the police.
WHAT IS REQUIRED OF VOLUNTEERS
For more information, please contact the North Vancouver Block Watch office at 604-969-7553.