Block Captain Do’s and Don’ts


Have knowledge of Police Department Procedures.

Schedule periodic meetings and solicit members to attend meetings.

Invite officer’s to your meetings to talk about crime trends or give training on certain security topics.

Monitor crime trends in your neighborhood.

Inform your Crime Prevention Officer if your information changes.

Inform neighbors your responsibility as a block watch cap­tain.

Inform members of their responsibilities.

Keep a current record of the members in your program and give a copy to the Crime Prevention Unit of the police department.

Report all criminal and suspicious activity and have members do the same.


Use your position in any way to receive special consideration from any city entity or employee.

Act in a capacity of a police officer in any way.

Attempt to handle a situation in any way which may be hazardous to you or others.  

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