Block Watch

Block Watch is a community driven program which brings neighbours together through increased communication between themselves and the police.  Block Watches have several significant commitments: report suspicious activity to the police, create a safe community, and build communication with your neighbours. Police alone cannot solve crime in the community. They need extra eyes and ears to report suspicious activity and crime. Nanaimo has a vibrant Block Watch program strongly supported by the RCMP. For more information, click on the links below to learn more. If you have additional  questions please e-mail Cst. Gary O’Brien at .

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Block Watch forms

Participant list
Capture contact information of all participants.

Block Watch Captain/Co-Captain and participant manual
Block Watch Captain/Co-Captain and participant manual

Captain & Co-captain position descriptions
Outlines responsibilities of Captains and Co-captains.

Frequently asked questions

Application form
To be completed at same time as Police Information check

List of Active Block Watch areas 2019
List of Active Block Watch areas

Block Watch Invitation 2019
Editable Block Watch Invitation form

Starting a new Block Watch
Starting a new block watch and mapping your block