Block Watch is a program to help neighbours watch out for neighbours. It aims to get citizens involved in discouraging and preventing crime 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.
Crime Prevention is Everyone’s Responsibility. Please Do Your Part to Prevent Crime!
Your neighbours know who you are, what type of car you drive, and may be the first to notice a suspicious person at your door or window. A police officer patrolling your community may not recognize a stranger in your yard — but your neighbour will.
By simply getting to know the neighbours around you, you’ll be able to recognize someone or something that’s suspicious. When neighbours work together, they can combat crime in their area in the most effective way — before it starts. Block Watch encourages active participation in crime prevention.
As part of the program, you can learn:
There is a full time Community Programs Coordinator working in each of the five RCMP district offices. For more information, please contact the Community Programs Coordinator in your local area.
To get involved in an existing Block Watch in your area, or if you’re interested in starting a Block Watch for your area, contact your local Community Programs Coordinator at your RCMP District Office.
District 1: City Centre/Whalley
Block Watch: 604-502-6287
District 2: Guildford/Fleetwood
Block Watch: 604-502-6509
District 3: Newton
Block Watch: 604-502-6560
District 4: Cloverdale/Port Kells
Block Watch: 604-502-6265
District 5: South Surrey
Block Watch: 604-599-7862