Block Watch Coordinators coordinate meetings and Block Watch information for their neighborhood, and they can easily work around their schedule to accomplish these tasks.
Block Watch is one of the most effective ways to prevent crime-by serving as a Block Watch Coordinator, you're taking a big proactive step in fighting crime in your neighborhood.
Front Desk Operations:
Working at the front desk, you'll help citizens find solutions for their problems and make Spokane safer for all. You'll work in shifts based upon your availability. You'll gain knowledge in areas such as law enforcement, code enforcement, and crime prevention.
As a latent fingerprinting volunteer, you'll be trained in the art and science of lifting prints off of prowled cars. The prints you lift will be sent to the police in hopes of catching the car prowler. You'll work around 4 hours a week or as needed. KREM2 news story on the program:
As a property inspector, you'll help landlords make changes to provide housing that meets safety standards and prevents crime. Inspections take around an hour (including travel time and report writing) and you can volunteer for whatever fits into your schedule. Inspections are a crucial aspect of the CFMH program. Properties certified through CFMH see a reduction of police calls up to 70%. Spokesman-Review article on the program
Patrol crime hot spots, making observations and working with Neighborhood Conditions Officers to help focus on problems as they come up. Patrols can occur day or night, whatever works best with your schedule. NOP patrols are incredibly important in the reporting and documentation that police officers need to control crime.
You'll register people's bikes at events, taking down their bikes information and logging it into the city bike registration database. Each event takes only a few hours, and you can volunteer for as few or as many events as you like. Bike registration helps officers identify the owner of stolen bikes they recover, which helps get the bike returned as soon as possible.