Block Watch Program
Block Watch is a program of “neighbour helping neighbour”. Residents form a Block Watch group and create a communication network. They make a commitment to watch out for each other’s homes and report suspicious activities to the police and to each other. They also keep each other informed about neighbourhood occurrences, burglary, thefts, & other crimes or problems occurring on their street by providing this information to their Block Watch Captain. For more information or if you want to become a captain in your neighbourhood contact Block Watch Area Coordinator, Sandy de Schaetzen, or visit the Coquitlam RCMP Block Watch website.
Do you have a crime or safety question only a police officer can answer?
Contact Coquitlam RCMP’s Media Relations Officer, Cst. Jamie Phillipson or submit your question on Coquitlam RCMP’s Facebook page. Each month Cst. Phillipson will answer a question and post on their website.
Ready to be a Block Watch Captain?
Be a part of keeping your neighbourhood safe! There are many streets in Anmore (especially in the new developments) which don’t have a Block Watch Captain – it does not take much time at all! Simply fill in an application and submit to the Block Watch office. Once you have received clearance you can start contacting your neighbours. For a copy of a sample letter to share with your neighbours contact Sandy de Schaetzen.
See below for more Block Watch Program resources:
- Block Watch Pamphlet
- Block Watch – the is and isnts
- Block Watch Operations Manual
- Role of a Block Watch Captain
- Organizing a Block Watch in your neighbourhood – for stratas
- Organizing a Block Watch in your neighbourhood – for detached homes
- Block Watch Registration Form
- Reporting a Crime to RCMP and Block Watch
- ICBC Auto Crime Brochure
- FCAC Identity Crime Brochure