About Broomfield - Location, History and DemographicsGovernment - City and County ServicesCommunity - Resident ResourcesHow Do I? - Find it FastA to Z - Service Listing
Click to Home

Go To Search
Neighborhood Watch
It's Not Just Crime Prevention Any More!

Neighborhood Watch CeremonyYou and your neighbors can learn to better protect yourself, your family, and your property. Neighborhood Watch is a community network that enlists the active participation of citizens in cooperation with public safety agencies to prepare for "all hazards" in their communities. 

It involves: 
  • Neighbors getting to know each other and working together;
  • Getting to know your neighbors' special skills (medical, technical);
  • Citizens being trained to recognize and report suspicious activities;
  • Implementation of overall home safety crime prevention techniques;
  • Training in emergency preparedness, mitigation, and response to man-made or natural disasters.

Where do I start? 
  • Talk to your neighbors to get them interested;
  • Contact the Broomfield Police Department's Public Education Coordinator at 720.887.2084 to find out about a program for your area;
  • Enlist your neighbors' help;
  • Host an introductory meeting;
  • Identify a "Block Captain" with your neighbors.

How Do I Become a Block Captain?
A block captain is considered to be a Police Department volunteer.  You must complete a Block Captain Application form and pass a local background check conducted by the Broomfield Police Department.  Applciations should be returned to Public Education Coordinator Joleen Reefe.

Duties of a Block Captain:
  • Act as liaison between residents, Police, and the Public Education Coordinator;
  • Contact new neighbors and explain the program;
  • Encourage neighborhood participation in Home Security Surveys, Operation Identification, and Emergency Preparedness training;
  • Distribute Neighborhood Watch and other informational materials;
  • Encourage active participation.