Accessibility
text size:

Items of Interest

Items Of
Interest

  Neighbourhood Watch: Block Captain Job Description

Jul 14, 2009 09:27 ET

The Block Captain reports directly to the Chairperson of their Neighbourhood Watch.

GOAL OF VOLUNTEER:
• To communicate criminal activity to members as incidents occur
• To raise awareness about crime prevention

GOAL OF PROGRAM:
• To reduce threats of crime to people and property in your community

BENEFITS:
• Gain a heightened awareness of what’s happening in the community
• Receive ongoing training about crime prevention
• Get to know your neighbours
• Ability to recognize suspicious activity in the neighbourhood
• Rewarding experience – doing your part to keep your community free of crime!
• Work locally – no need to travel far (other than to the common areas for occasional meetings)

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Pass on information about major criminal activity in your area as it occurs ASAP
• Deliver annual newsletters and meeting notification flyers prepared by Chairperson
• Attend meetings to share information and discuss community concerns
• Update and maintain phone/e-mail lists regularly
• Welcome new neighbours, inform them about the program and provide the program and contact information they need.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Serious interest in community and problems
• Outgoing, friendly and sociable
• Willingness to devote time to improve quality of living
• Organized