Nominations for Community Safety & Crime Prevention Awards deadline is close. Click here for more information.
Grants – apply now until July 1st, 2021
Block Watch In the News
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Block Watch interest rises as more people stay home
BLOCK WATCH BEAT – YOUR CRIME PREVENTION BLOG
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Notes from the President
Regan Borisenko, Vernon RCMP
Block Watch is a brand that creates Crime Prevention Groups involved in Community Safety throughout British Columbia.
For 27 years we have been in the service of the Province and our Block Watch Society members. Our mandate is to bring crime prevention and community safety education to BC municipalities and communities, and we are to be the only organized province-wide, Operational Crime Prevention Program in Canada.
It is clear that not only is this Program vital for activating the residents of our Province to be part of the solution to crime, but it also plays an important role in the evolution of a centralized Operational Crime Prevention Program that our government and police agencies alike can continue to utilize in combating crime across the province.
You will find that we have added profiles of all our Directors on our website so everyone can know more about those leading and shaping the future of the Society. Please check them out and, if you have any contact with them, offer thanks for the countless hours they have contributed to making this one of the best Crime Prevention Programs in Canada.
COVID-19 has affected all parts and aspects of our lives and another victim of this pandemic is the Community Grants for 2020. I understand that this will disappoint some of you and I ask your understanding and patience during this time of uncertainty. Our strength is in the community cohesiveness created when being part of a Block Watch Crime Prevention Group and the grant was a small opportunity to help people get together. Both the Province and the Society need to make sure you are all safe and will notify you when we can get together again as soon as possible.
May is Emergency Preparedness Month and in preparation for any flooding or fires that may come our way please check out the following websites:
Be safe – be prepared!