Block Watch Program
The Kenmore Police Department wants to build a partnership with the citizens of Kenmore through Community-Oriented Policing. This is not a new concept, but simply a method of policing which dates back to the 17th century. It is nothing more than police officers and private citizens working together to help solve community problems related to crime, the fear of crime along with social and neighborhood concerns.
One way of building this partnership is working together through block watches. A block watch is a meeting of neighbors with a police officer to discuss home safety and neighborhood safety in order to lessen the chances of you becoming a victim of crime. Topics generally covered in the block watch meeting include: alarms, home lighting, locks on entry points, landscaping, operation identification, vandalism, vehicle prowls and bicycle theft prevention.
Once you establish your block watch, you will have monthly scheduled meeting in your homes with a patrol officer who is assigned to patrol your neighborhood to discuss crime trends and to answer any questions. Block watches are a great way to get to know your neighbors. It takes all of us working together to make our community a safer place to live.