WHAT IS BLOCK WATCH?
Block Watch is designed to build safer neighbourhoods by providing support, guidance, training and resource materials to develop and operate Block Watch programs. The goal of Block Watch is to build a crime-free British Columbia through community participation. For more information check out the Block Watch Society of British Columbia website or contact the North Vancouver Block Watch office.
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED WITH BLOCK WATCH IN MY NEIGHBOURHOOD?
Block Watch requires the participation of two or more members of your block, apartment building or condominium to act as Block Captain and Co-Captain. Once selected, they must attend an evening training session at the RCMP detachment where they will receive a criminal record check application form.
Their next step is to hold a meeting of interested neighbours to explain the program. All that remains is to make a block map, which is submitted to assign your neighbourhood a block number. The City or District will then install a Block Watch sign on your block and participants will receive decals for their doors and windows indicating that their property has been marked for identification.
For additional information contact the North Vancouver RCMP Block Watch Administrator, Jayne Brownlow, at 604-985-0800 or download the Block Watch pamphlet (Adobe Reader required). Download the publication in PDF format.
NORTH VANCOUVER BLOCK WATCH AREAS
There are 13 Block Watch areas in North Vancouver. See map for area boundaries.