Block Watch meetings take place
the second Tuesday of each month at District
McLaughlin's office at 736 Brookline Boulevard. Meetings begin at
7:00pm. All concerned residents are invited to attend. The purpose of
the Brookline Block Watch Program is to report crimes and discuss local
problems that have happened in the community. A telephone network of
local Block Watches has been set up to alert members about situations
involving their area.
Some frequently asked
questions about the Block Watch Program:
What is the Block
* A joint effort between law
enforcement and the community.
* A program designed to enhance neighborhood security.
* Organized to heighten community observation.
* A total effort to encourage mutual assistance among
Who needs Block
- The modern growing community in
which there is more privacy and less familiarity. This condition increases a
community's vulnerability to crime, and in turn it calls for a relationship
that will tighten security and provide for mutual support and cooperation
amongst community members.
What are the Block
To reduce the incidence of crime
* Increasing citizen's awareness
of neighborhood crime through a continuing information process.
* Teaching citizens the means to more effective property security.
* Assisting citizens in the development of a neighborhood action program
where mutual aid is the key.
* Educating citizen's so they will recognize and report suspicious
activity in their community.
* Encouraging an effective working relationship between law enforcement
and the organized community.
How can we all be
better Block Watchers?
* By being aware of actions and
activities around us.
Basically, anything that seems even
slightly "out of place" or that is occurring at an unusual time of day
could be criminal activity.