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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Spotlight on a Coordinator: Port Alberni’s Dave Cusson

Dave Cusson is the new Community Policing Manager for the City of Port Alberni. While Dave has held the role for the past six months, he is no stranger to policing or keeping communities safe. Dave brings nearly 35-years of public service expertise to Port Alberni Block Watch. He first served as a member of the RCMP for 33 years before retiring in 2017. He […]

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Broken Window Theory

Broken Windows Theory: Kelling’s Legacy to Block Watch and BC, by Gabriel Pelletier On May 15th, 2019 George Kelling passed away at 83 years old. He left what he admitted was a mixed legacy with his signature crime prevention contribution to the world, widely known as Broken Windows Theory.   The 1982 article, Broken Windows: The Police and Neighborhood Safety, which Kelling co-authored with James […]

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Fraud Prevention Month

March is Fraud Prevention Month and both the RCMP and the Block Watch Society want to prevent our Crime Prevention Groups from becoming victims of fraud by helping them to “Recognize it – Report it – Stop it!” Fraudsters rely on some basic techniques to be successful. Fraud techniques to watch out for:  Professional-looking marketing materials  Believable answers for your tough questions  […]

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