Community Services & Programs

Block Watch

Creating safer neighbourhoods one block at a time.

Paper cut out of family, house and grass Block Watch Area sign that says all suspicious activities reported to police

Be a good neighbour and improve safety on your block

Block Watch is a free program run by the City of Burnaby’s Crime Prevention Team to help prevent crime and nuisance activities in our community. As part of this program, you and your neighbours will watch out for one another and report any crime or suspicious activity to the police.

Block Watch is a great way to reduce and prevent crime in your block. It makes safety a priority and helps participants take a proactive approach towards preventing crime and other unwelcome activities.

This program has been active in Burnaby since 1988 and approximately 9,000 residents are currently participating in the program.

Reduce crime in your area

An active Block Watch program can significantly lower crime in your area.

It also provides:

What will my role be?

If you are a captain or a co-captain, you are responsible for facilitating the program in your neighbourhood. You will recruit participants and be a liaison with the City of Burnaby Crime Prevention Team.

If you are a Block Watch participant, you will monitor your neighbourhood and report any suspicious activity to the police and your captain or co-captain. You will maintain communication with your captain and attend Block Watch meetings.

Become a Block Watch member

If you are interested in joining the Block Watch program in Burnaby or have any questions, please contact the City of Burnaby’s Crime Prevention Team at or 604-294-7795

For further program information, please visit the City of Burnaby’s Block Watch page.

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