Mail Fraud Protection

If your mail has been stolen, consider taking the following precautions to prevent Identity Theft: To prevent mail theft: Install a slot in your door for mail if you have an outside mailbox. Remove all mail as soon as possible from common lobby mailboxes if you live in an apartment or condo. Challenge people you don’t know in the lobby and don’t let unauthorized people […]

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Are You a Good Neighbour?

While training a new Crime Prevention Group in a Block Watch presentation it reminded me that you can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your neighbours. If you are lucky, you have good neighbours. This group was a classic example of people on the same page with the same goals. Neighbours can play an important role in our crime prevention groups and our lives, […]

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Community Policing: Eyes and Ears, and Local Caring

No one knows your neighbourhood better than you!  The people that live, work, and have fun in your community have the most insight into your area. This super-local perspective is key to the goals of community policing. This approach to public safety builds on the relationship between community and police, increasing communication and training to better work together. Block Watch is one of the many programs […]

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Block Watch Society strategic aligned with IMPACT

Block Watch Society now is strategically aligned with the Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team (IMPACT) The Block Watch Society of BC and the Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team have joined forces to get the word out across BC on preventing Auto Crime. This new alliance will provide all Coordinators delivering this Program with new information and statistics to send to their groups. Both […]

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Garage Door Security

Most garage doors are a weak point in your home security plan. This can make them a target for break and enters into the garage or the rest of the home. Reasons for garage break and enters Garages are often not alarmed (added cost) Garages are often detached or insulated from the house so the homeowner/neighbour may not hear the sounds of a break and […]

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