What is Block Watch?

Attend a Block Watch information session.  This is our first step in becoming a Captain or just getting some more information about the program. Please RSVP in case of schedule changes and so we can prepare for number of participants.  Our 2018 dates are below.

Next sessions for 2018 to be held on the third Tuesday of every month noted below at 57 Cadillac Avenue:

January 16th, Feburary 20th, March 20th, April 24th, May 15th, June 19th, September 18th, October 16th, November 20th

@ 7:00 PM

57 Cadillac Avenue

 For further information or to RSVP; email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

How does Block Watch work?

Block Watch is a neighbour-helping-neighbour program. Residents on a block form a communication chain aided by a block map of names, numbers and addresses. They watch out for each other's homes and report suspicious activity to the police and to each other to reduce the likelihood of residential crime. The Block Watch Office provides information to area Captains through callouts from the police.

 

What's Involved?

Guidelines are now available on line for the program, as well as volunteer task descriptions for all participants. Getting Started.

 

What are the benefits?

  • Increased communication;
  • Information on how to mark personal property;
  • Crime prevention tips on how to better protect your home;
  • Discounts on home insurance are available (5%-15%);
  • Protective window decals;
  • Access to current crime statistics;
  • In most cases, a general reduction in crime; and
  • A greater sense of safety among residents.

 

Who Do I Contact?

The Saanich Police Block Watch Office, 250-475-4365 or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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