Neighborhood Watch is a crime prevention program that teaches citizens how to help themselves by identifying and reporting suspicious activity in their neighborhoods. It provides citizens with the opportunity to make their neighborhoods safer and improve the quality of life.
Our goal is to ensure there is a block captain for every ‘block’ in the neighborhood. There are about 90 designated streets in Columbia Village that request a homeowner to act as block captain for their street. If you are interested in becoming a block captain, and your street is listed in the link below, please email our Neighborhood Watch Captain, Bonnie, at ColumbiaVillageNW@outlook.com
. She will work with you on the next steps in getting approved as an official block captain.
What are the responsibilities of a Block Captain?
- Know your neighbors. Help your neighbors. Notice when things just aren’t quite right and do something if needed. We’ll talk about what that ‘something’ is once you’re approved but it might include calling Carey Guard, non-emergency dispatch, or 911.
- Receive email updates from me.
- Be willing to communicate to your designated area as needed or communicate back to me on behalf of your block.
- Attend a meeting or two each year.
Be sure to stay up to date with updates from our neighborhood watch coordinator by following our blog with updates from our contacts at Boise City Police!