Support for BIPOC Equality

It goes without saying, but it must be said because silence is not the ally of historically marginalized peoples. For this reason, the Block Watch Society of BC wishes to issue the accompanying statement in solidarity with Black, Indigenous & People of Colour (BIPOC), and a movement that seeks racial equality before the law and in our communities. We issue this statement in our capacity […]

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President’s Message Regan Borisenko, Vernon RCMP

President’s Message Regan Borisenko, Vernon RCMP Over the past year, the Block Watch Society has worked on strategic alliances with Associations to strengthen our message and theirs. Since they are also in the community safety business, these alliances give those participating in Block Watch Crime Prevention Groups the best information possible. We have always worked with the ICBC Road Safety Team and now we are […]

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A Block Watch New Year’s Resolution for 2021

Crime can create fear and isolation in neighbourhoods. Block Watch aims to fight both,by bringing neighbours together with each other, and with police.  At the same time, the COVID pandemic has also created anxieties for many of us. It has forced us to stay separate to stay safe.  While crime and a global pandemic are of course quite different, the result on individuals in our communities can be the same.  Much like after being victimized […]

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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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