The King County Sheriff's Office has created the Block Watch Handbook which includes information on:
Neighbors helping neighbors
Crime happens, but where it happens and to whom can be influenced by you and your neighbors. The Block Watch program is a community-based crime prevention program that encourages residents to take a proactive approach to crime prevention and safety. If your neighborhood does not currently have an active block watch, someone must volunteer to become the captain and get things started.
- How to organize a block watch meeting
- Tips for block watch captains
- Mapping your neighborhood
- Creating a phone tree
- Ordering and installing block watch signage
- Additional resources
Do you have more questions about creating a block watch in your neighborhood? The City of Covington police department is happy to provide tips and answer questions you may have. Contact the the city at (253) 638-1110 and ask to speak to an officer about the block watch program.
Block Watch Handbook (PDF format)