Neighborhood Watch

It's Not Just Crime Prevention Any More!

Neighborhood Watch CeremonyYou and your neighbors can learn to better protect yourself, your family, and your property. Neighborhood Watch is a community network that enlists the active participation of citizens in cooperation with public safety agencies to prepare for "all hazards" in their communities.

It involves:

  • Neighbors getting to know each other and working together;
  • Getting to know your neighbors' special skills (medical, technical);
  • Citizens being trained to recognize and report suspicious activities;
  • Implementation of overall home safety crime prevention techniques;
  • Training in emergency preparedness, mitigation, and response to man-made or natural disasters.

Where do I start?

  • Talk to your neighbors to get them interested;
  • Contact the Broomfield Police Department's Public Education Coordinator at 720-887-2084 to find out about a program for your area;
  • Enlist your neighbors' help;
  • Host an introductory meeting;
  • Identify a "Block Captain" with your neighbors.

How Do I Become a Block Captain?

A block captain is considered to be a Police Department volunteer. You must complete a Block Captain Application form and pass a local background check conducted by the Broomfield Police Department. Applications should be returned to Public Information Officer / Education Coordinator Rachel Welte

Duties of a Block Captain:

  • Act as liaison between residents, Police, and the Public Information Officer / Education Coordinator;
  • Contact new neighbors and explain the program;
  • Distribute information to all of your neighbors;
  • Encourage neighbors to utilize the Broomfield Police Department social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor)
  • Encourage neighbors to call the police when they observe suspicious activity;
  • Encourage active participation.