Neighborhood Watch

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.