Our Mission Statement: To develop a Block Watch program for the betterment of Moon Valley that will become self sustaining. This program will have active participation of the entire community emphasizing Block Watch and Good Neighborliness.
What is Block Watch?
This is a simple program of neighbors watching out for each other. It is designed to enlist the active participation of citizens in cooperation with the police to reduce crime and improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods.
- It is becoming acquainted with your neighbors.
- It is working together to identify and solve problems in your community.
- It is helping the police by being aware of and reporting any unusual activities as they occur. You know best what is “normal” activity in your neighborhood.
- It is the implementation of crime prevention techniques to enhance home security.
- It is putting neighbors back into neighborhoods.
- It is not apprehending someone. Leave that to the police.
How Does Block Watch Work?
Block Watch works when you and your neighbors use simple techniques to deter, delay and detect crime, and improve the quality of life for the neighborhood.
Being aware of criminal activity can help in keeping your neighborhood safe. Promptly reporting all criminal or suspicious activity to 9-1-1 or Crime Stop at 602-262-6151 helps the police assist you in promoting a safe and healthy neighborhood.
How Do I Get Started?
Since the police are unable to cover every neighborhood at all times, you can help by forming a neighborhood Block Watch. You and your neighbors can stay safe by looking out for one another.
Start organizing your neighbors by scheduling a Block Watch meeting. Contact your Phoenix police precinct to schedule a presentation. At your meeting, your Community Action Officer (CAO) will explain how you can create an alert neighborhood by using simple crime prevention methods.
- Canvas your neighborhood for interest. Concentrate on your street now and include adjacent streets later.
- Ask about convenient times to schedule your initial Block Watch meeting.
- Block Watch does not require frequent meetings.
- It does not ask that anyone take personal risk to prevent crime.
- Block Watch leaves the responsibility of apprehending criminals where it belongs, with the police department.
Contact Phoenix City-wide Block Watch Coordinator: Deborah.Iodice@phoenix.gov
The Phoenix Block Watch Advisory Board
As an interested party in block watch you are invited to attend Phoenix Block Watch Advisory Board meetings, events, workshops and training. Please join us and share your success stories as well as your challenges! You will meet Directors from your precinct along with other interested and involved block watch volunteers. We encourage block watches and neighborhood organizations to network and share ideas, accomplishments and concerns.
To see more information, schedules and activities visit The Phoenix Block Watch Advisory Board web site at http://www.phxblockwatch.org/