Do you want to help make your community better? Block Clubs are a great way to improve the quality of your neighborhood. Strong communities stem from neighbors helping neighbors.
Block Clubs are a less formal, scaled-down version of the Neighborhood Watch Program. Creating a Block Club can infuse a sense of connection and cooperation in the community because they are smaller, more intimate groups of neighbors. Neighbors may more easily get acquainted with one another and share ideas and resources.
Block Club Benefits
The benefits of a Block Club range from neighborhoods having a collective voice in the city, identifying problems unique to the area and finding acceptable solutions, and engaging in social gatherings. Block Club activities include:
Strong neighborhoods are safe neighborhoods, and the Draper City Police Department is dedicated to helping you strengthen your block. We offer:
Although the police department provides guidance in organizing and maintaining Block Clubs, community volunteers, such as you, actually run the program. That way you can tailor the program to your neighborhood's unique character.
Block Club Alternatives
What if a traditional Block Club isn't right for your neighborhood? There are many ways people organize themselves; the important part is organizing around issues that affect you and your neighbors in a way that works. Some different, but equally effective ways to organize include:
Encouraging Neighbors to Watch Out for One Another
Once a Block Club is established in your area, members are encouraged to watch out for one another, target harden their homes, and hold regular meetings or neighborhood events at least once a year. This way everyone can keep up-to-date on current crime trends and continue to build a sense of community.
Contact the department Crime Prevention Specialist at (801) 576-6342 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and assistance today.