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.