The Block Watch Program was started in BC in 1986, and has been active in Merritt since 2007. This program builds safer neighborhoods by encouraging residents to take a proactive approach to crime prevention and safety through education. It also encourages property marking and reporting suspicious activity. Presently there are 12 Block Watch groups in Merritt and we welcome anyone who is interested in being a part of this program to contact the Community Policing Office.
We believe that the Block Watch Program:
• Fights the isolation and separation that crime creates and feeds upon,
• Forges bonds among area residents and businesses,
• Helps reduce burglaries and other crime,
• and improves relations between the police and the community they serve
In 2019, a new volunteer coordinator joined our team to help grow this program in Merritt. Gayle works at the CPO on Thursdays between 10am - 2pm and is available for any questions that you have about starting a Block Watch or helping your Block Watch be more effective. Gayle is also available via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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