South Oak Park Court Neighborhood Watch

Benefits of a Block Watch

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  • dbw
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An organized Block Watch has a presence that make politicians and the Police Department more accountable.


Organized Block Watches have greater access to reported criminal activity and more readily gain shared information of crime prevention techniques such as home security.


Develops a greater sense of security.


Neighbors learn to recognize and support each other.


Neighbors form bonds of friendship that last.


Neighbors are better trained to recognize and report crime accurately.


Block Watches have proven to reduce property crimes and quality of life issues in their area.


A Single Block Watch can be the impetus to change the environment of a neighborhood and reate a community.


(Excerpted from the Block Watch Manual provided by the Milwaukee Citywide Block Watch Council.)



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