What You'll Learn

As a Block Watch participant, you’ll learn to recognize and report suspicious activity in your neighborhood, as well as:

  • Techniques to reduce your risk of being victimized at home and in public.
  • The importance of recognizing suspicious activity, and how to alert the police.
  • How to make your home more secure and properly mark your property.
  • Your neighbors’ routines so that any out-of-the place activity can be reported and investigated.

In addition, police will keep participants informed of criminal activity, trends and patterns to prepare neighbors to spot and stop potential problems.

Once a Block Watch is established, neighbors can also meet and discuss other issues, such as emergency preparedness and other topics of interest.