What is a Block Captain?

Why are Block Captains Important?

Block Captain Members are neighborhood leaders working to make their communities safe and viable places to live, work and play. By becoming a Block Captain, you can build and strengthen partnerships with neighbors, and other neighborhood stakeholders. Most importantly, as a Block Captain, you will get to know your neighbors.

Block Captains are…

  • The point person for the block; receives and relays information to and from neighbors and to and from the community at large.
  • A spokesperson for the residents of the block

Block Captains are NOT…

  • An authority in a criminal situation
  • Law enforcement
  • Vigilantes
  • Authorized or encouraged to become physically involved in a crime in progress

Block captain responsibilities…

  • Help fulfill the goals of your neighborhood
  • Organize your community
  • Meet your current neighbors
  • Welcome new neighbors
  • Provide neighbors with neighborhood information and resources
  • Attend neighborhood meetings ; encourage participation in community events

Meet your Block Captains


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