Block Watch Society of British Columbia
The main effort of the Block Watch is to partner with the community to build safer neighbourhoods through education in an effort to reduce the opportunity for property offences.
The goal of the program is to encourage residents to take more of a pro-active approach to crime prevention and safety within their individual neighbourhoods and blocks. Residents become part of the solution, which empowers people not only to become the eyes and ears of their block, but to become the heart of their community.
The Block Watch Program at the Saanich Police Department, operates under the mandate of the Block Watch Society of British Columbia (BWSBC), a non-profit society and administrator to Block Watch Programs throughout British Columbia. As members, the Saanich Police Block Watch program shall uphold the Block Watch Society of British Columbia's constitution & By- Laws, and comply with the rules & regulations, as set out from time to time, in the BWSBC Operational Manual, Policies & Procedures. Flexibility is provided to individual programs to develop initiatives, within the rules of the Society, to best serve individual communities.
Saanich Police Block Watch Program
Block Watch is a free program offered to residents within the Municipality of Saanich by the Saanich Police and supported by various Businesses and Community Associations in an effort to build safer communities throughout the Municipality of Saanich. By having a unified commitment, participating communities can be proactive in promoting safety for themselves, their families, and their neighbours.
Program delivery is directed by the Saanich Police, as administrators of the Saanich Block Watch program. Under the supervision and direction of the Saanich Police, community members volunteer to support the Block Watch program. This includes the voluntary participation of individual homes, Block Captains and Co-Captains' delivery of the Block Watch program at the neighbourhood level. See the volunteer task descriptions for details regarding these positions.
- BLOCK WATCH
CREATING SAFE COMMUNITIES
"One Block at a Time"