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Crime Prevention

Block Watch


RCMP Horse and Rider

Block Watch is a free, community-based, crime prevention program aimed at helping residents organize their neighbourhoods to help prevent crime in the community. Block Watch works if you and your neighbours get to know one another. They may be the first to notice a suspicious person at your door or window. By simply getting to know your neighbours, you may notice someone or something that is suspicious. When neighbours work together, they can combat crime in their neighbourhood the most effective way - before it happens.

PDF Document Block Watch brochure

For more information, please call 604-207-4829 or email

To start a Block Watch group, someone must volunteer to become the Block Captain. All Captains (and Co-Captains) must be security cleared by the RCMP. For a copy of the Block Watch Application form, click the link below.

PDF Document Block Watch Application Form

Block Watch Captain's Duties (Starting a new group)

  1. Complete the RCMP Block Watch Security Clearance form (see above) and send it to the Block Watch office at or by fax at 604 207-4716.
  2. Once it has been processed, we will contact you.
  3. You will be invited to a training session where you will learn how to be a Block Watch Captain or Co-Captain. You will also be given valuable home safety information.

Please use the   Home Photo Inventory -1109333 form.

Visit for an interactive web page where you can view Richmond neighbourhood maps for current crime summaries and home security tips. 

Residential Break and Enter Prevention Tips

PDF Document Residential Break and Enter Prevention Tips 2015

Block Watch Newsletters
Available on the Crime Prevention Newsletter page.