The purpose of the Crossroads Community Block Watch Program is to deter the fear and incidence of crime in our community. The use of citizen volunteers who are committed, dedicated, and willing to take responsibility for implementing and maintaining the Block Watch Program is a major factor. District Police personnel also assist us by "working together" to reduce crime in our community.
Goals of Block Watch
Benefits of Block Watch
Frequently Asked Questions
Duties of Captains & District Coordinators
- Blocks are geographically contained - usually 30-40 homes back alley to alley. However, this is not always possible, and blocks are split according to the number of homes.
- Block maps are computer generated listing specific addresses with names and phone numbers of the occupants. (Where the occupants do not with the members of the block to have their nam and phone number, only the block Captian and Distric Co-ordinator will have this information)
- Crossroads Block Watch is governed by the Board of Directors, however, all residents must take an active part in the program to ensure the continued success, involvement, and maintenance of the program. Residential crime prevention is everyone's responsibility!
- A quarterly newsletter provides residents with detailed crime information, crime trends, and ways to reduce the possibility of being victimized.
Crossroads Community Block Watch telephone fanouts are generated at the request of the district Police Community Liaison Officer. He/she feels it is necessary to alert the community at large, a specific block, a quadrant of criminal activity, suspicious individuals or vehicles, or to provide measures to protect our homes and property.
If the automated system is not operational, Block Captains will be required to relay the information to block members. Block Captains will be contacted by the District Coordinator who has received the fan out request from the Chairman via the Calgary Police Service Community Liaison Officer.