You and your neighbors can learn to better protect yourself, your family, and your property. Neighborhood Watch is a community network that enlists the active participation of citizens in cooperation with public safety agencies to prepare for "all hazards" in their communities.
WHAT IT INVOLVES
- Neighbors getting to know each other and working together.
- Getting to know your neighbors' special skills (medical, technical).
- Citizens being trained to recognize and report suspicious activities
- Implementation of overall home safety crime prevention techniques.
- Training in emergency preparedness, mitigation, and response to man-made or natural disasters.
WHERE DO I START?
- Talk to your neighbors to get them interested
- Contact the Broomfield Police Department's Public Education Coordinator at 720.887.2084 to find out about a program for your area.
- Enlist your neighbors' help.
- Host an introductory meeting; Identify a "Block Captain" with your neighbors.
HOW DO I BECOME A BLOCK CAPTAIN?
A block captain is considered to be a Police Department volunteer. You must complete a Block Captain Application form and pass a local background check conducted by the Broomfield Police Department.
Applications should be returned to Public Information Officer / Education Coordinator Rachel Welte.
DUTIES OF A BLOCK CAPTAIN?
- Act as liaison between residents, Police, and the Public Information Officer / Education Coordinator.
- Contact new neighbors and explain the program.
- Distribute information to all of your neighbors.
- Encourage neighbors to utilize the Broomfield Police Department social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor).
- Encourage neighbors to call the police when they observe suspicious activity; Encourage active participation.