Neighborhood Block Watch

Neighborhood Block Watch is a neighborhood-based crime prevention program designed to reduce crime and the fear of crime in residential areas. Burien Police can help you start a block watch in your neighborhood.

Block watches build a sense of community, prevent crime, and connect neighbors. Block watch is a prime example of neighbors watching out for each other’s interests. This takes little time and no money. An active block watch program can significantly reduce incidents of residential burglary.

Block watch organizes and extends what you are probably already doing on an informal basis. The key is getting to know your neighbors. Block Watches are encouraged to get together at least one time each year.

Burien Police provide information to block watch members on home security and will provide a free home security survey.

Start a Block Watch Group

  1. Ask your neighbors if they would like to start a block watch. If so, plan an initial meeting for everyone to learn about crime prevention techniques.
  2. Contact the City of Burien Police at michiko.wilson@kingcounty.gov or (206) 263-2573 to schedule your block watch meeting. The Community Service Officer will come to your community to meet you.