It's Not Just Crime Prevention Any More!
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.
- 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.