Roles and Responsibilities

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Watch Members
  • Serve as the "eyes and ears" of the neighborhood for police
  • Report unusual activity to the police and Block Captain
  • Report suspicious vehicles and people to the police and Block Captain
Members may take a more active role in the watch by:
  • Passing out information flyers
  • Coordinating programs
  • Becoming a leader
Block Captain
  • Serves as the "eyes and ears" of the neighborhood for police
  • Assists the Watch Captain in passing information to and from the members of the program
  • Keeps in touch with the Watch Captain
  • Recruits new members
Watch Captain
  • Serves as the "eyes and ears" of the neighborhood for police
  • Distributes information to members
  • Recruits new members
  • Provides current crime prevention information to members
  • Updates the phone tree
  • Announces and advertises meetings
  • Leads meetings
  • Coordinates information with Law Enforcement
  • Develops agendas and find guest speakers
  • Delegates duties among members

Role of the Greensboro Police Department

  • Guides members as they form Community Watches
  • Provides leadership to members
  • Supports members as they face challenges and work on goals
  • Offers updated crime prevention information and training
  • Prepares members to effectively run Watches on their own