The Block Watch program is a successfully run program in the Agassiz policing area. The program helps by allowing citizens to play a proactive role in their community. Program components consist of vehicular, personal and residential crime prevention tips and techniques. Community Block Watch Members have significantly reduced calls for police services and thus have lowered crime rates. Block Watch Members take pride in their neighborhoods and share a positive sense of community.
However, the success of the Block Watch program does depend on neighborhood participation. At this time, we are trying to locate citizens that would be willing to be a Captain or Co-Captain for their block area.
It does not take much of your personal time to be a program Captain or Co-Captain. You will be required to attend a two-hour training session in which you will learn the needed skills of Block Watch report taking. You will be shown the filing process and maintenance of the information you gather. You will also obtain the information needed to coordinate an annual block party.
Furthermore, we are available to assist you in any way needed, as you are not expected to do everything on your own.
If you are interested in establishing this program in your area and are willing to be a Captain, Co-Captain, or participant please pick up a starter kit at the Agassiz RCMP station. These kits can also be downloaded from the Harrison Village & the District of Kent website.
When the kit has been filled out, please return it to the RCMP station and contact the program coordinator by email (contact information below).
Thank you for your time,
Agassiz Block Watch Program 6869 Lougheed Hwy, V0M 1A0 (604)-796-2211 Block Watch Coordinator: Kristin Parsons