Block Watch

Block Watch sign in Olympia neighborhood

What is Block Watch?

The goal of Block Watch is to reduce crime by educating the community, increasing reporting, and improving communication among neighbors and between neighborhood groups and the police.

Neighborhoods that are willing to communicate and interact with each other are better able to identify and report suspicious activity and deter crime. Neighborhoods who work together to solve crime problems, or prevent them from happening in the first place, are less likely to suffer continued victimization.

Starting a Block Watch

  1. Download and review the Block Watch Information Guide
  2. Determine your Block Watch Area (no more than 20-30 homes)
  3. Recruit neighbors to be part of a Block Watch Planning Committee
  4. Schedule an initial informational meeting with our Community Programs Officer



Contact Community Programs Officer Rebekah Ziesemer at 360.753.8578 or

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