Block Watch Program
Neighborhood Watch, Block Watch, Town Watch, Crime Watch -- no matter what
it’s called, this is one of the most effective and free answers to crime. Watch groups
are the foundation of community crime prevention and are often the stepping stones
of community revitalization.
Law enforcement believes in “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” and works with groups
to facilitate Block Watch programs. Block Watch brings residents and law enforcement together to improve
safety and prevent crime. Safety improves when neighbors watch out for each other by reporting suspicious
activity and in-progress crimes to 911. Crime prevention occurs when the opportunity for crime is removed
and neighbors work together for a safer neighborhood.
Active member List:
Providing contact information to members allows everyone access to each other for neighborhood concerns.
◊ Collect contact information from participants.
◊ Prepare and distribute Active Member List to participants.
List should include: Names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail.
Operation ID is a burglary prevention program used in homes and businesses to record personal property and
discourage burglary and theft.
◊ Take photographs and document personal property to include brand name and serial numbers.
◊ Keep information, along with purchase receipts, in a safe location.
◊ Display Operation ID sticker near exterior doors and windows.
Quarterly meetings ensure ongoing neighborhood relationships!
◊ Community BBQ’s
◊ Game nights
◊ Holiday festivals
◊ Ice cream socials
Starting A Block Watch:
3 Program Requirements:
For emergencies, call 911
“Neighbors Helping Neighbors”
It’s easy and convenient
Crime prevention for your family and
Bremerton Police Department