Quoting from Blockwatch.com:
The Block Watch program fights the isolation
and separation that crime creates and feeds
upon, forges bonds among area residents
and businesses, helps reduce burglaries and
other crime, and improves relations between
the police and the community they serve.
The Block Watch Program was started in BC in 1986 in response to the concerns of citizens about crime. The program was modelled on a similar project in Seattle which was effective in reducing residential break and enters by up to 60 percent.
In 1993, the Block Watch Society was officially registered as a non-profit society. Since its inception the Block Watch Program of BC has been influential in reducing residential crime and promoting increased feelings of neighbourhood security.
The Main objective of the Block Watch
Society of BC is to partner with communities
to build safer neighbourhoods by encouraging
residents to take a proactive approach to crime prevention and safety. Through education on target hardening, property marking and reporting suspicious activity, Block Watch provides a means for the community to take responsibility for its own safety by reducing the opportunity for crime.
Block Watch Member programs operate under the mandate of the Block Watch Society who in turn provide:
Support, training, mentoring and materials to
police agencies & community programs.
Coordinate the link of community
programs to each other.
Provide ongoing training and sharing of best practices.
Work with police agencies to assist with problem-solving, suggesting and supporting strategies for positive change.
Focus on reducing the risk of property crime – particularly residential and auto crimes.
Block Watch operates through grants from the Ministry of Justice and donations.
BLOCK WATCH PI
Protection Island has one of the greatest concentrations of Block Watch participants in the entire province. Of course, this is partly due to our geography/separation from other communities, but I like to think that it is also due to our tendency to want the best for ourselves and all of our neighbours.
It is an honour and a privilege to be a part of this Block Watch family we have created, and I know that it will continue to grow and flourish as long as we have committed members like those who have joined and will join.
If you have any questions about the program, after reading the excerpt from the official website, please feel free to email me, Steve Peck, at or call or text (250-713-1975) and I will be happy to provide/find answers to your questions.
If you don't have any questions, that's cool too. Just know that I and my co-captains, Peter, Veronica and Lynn are here to share.
PI Block Watch Captain 250-713-1975
Peter Frewin 250-741-0542
Lynn Roberts 250-755-1112
Veronica Zehntner 250-754-6759