Block Watch is a national program that is based on the principle that neighbors working together are the first and best line of defense against crime. Block Watch is simple to begin and can improve the security of your neighborhood while increasing your sense of community.
It involves neighbors getting to know each other and working together to keep the community safe.
A Block Watch program in your neighborhood will also help you become acquainted with your neighbors by working together with police to identify specific problems and concerns in your neighborhood. You are the best judge of what is "normal" activity in your neighborhood and by using crime prevention techniques you can take back your neighborhood.
The police cannot be everywhere at once and that is where you come in. By keeping an eye out for unusual or suspicious activity and then calling 911, you will help police be in the right place at the right time! This works best when organized throughout the neighborhood to ensure maximum effectiveness.
Officers from the Fox Point Police Department are available to meet with citizens individually to provide crime prevention tips, but in the spirit of the Block Watch program, can meet with an entire neighborhood. One great opportunity for this to occur is at a neighborhood block party.
For more information please email Sergeant Meg Morelli or call 414-351-8911.