For Immediate Release

One strategy for keeping our community safe is through the Chilliwack Block Watch program. To date we have 55 active streets with many new blocks joining the program.

Currently we are engaging new blocks and plan to rejuvenate blocks whose participation may have lapsed. To accommodate the growth of the program existing signage will have to be relocated from blocks no longer engaged to blocks participating. With everyone’s participation we can strive for a safer crime free community.

Society President, Greg Knill stated, “If anyone is in a neighbourhood that has a sign up and would like to reactivate the program, please contact the Block Watch program and they will be happy to assist with training a new Captain and Co-Captain”.

Block Watch is a program of “neighbour helping neighbour” and is a free community-based crime prevention program administered by the Chilliwack Crime Prevention Society. Residents on a street or in a complex form a communication chain. They make a commitment to watch out for each others’ properties and report suspicious activities to each other and the local police.

Kathy Funk, Coordinator commented, “We encourage those interested in learning more about Block Watch to attend a training session on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at the Sardis Library from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. or Thursday, November 22, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Chilliwack Library The purpose is to train members and educate the public.” For more information about the program and to register for training, please contact

About the Chilliwack Crime Prevention Society: The Society is dedicated to providing residents with the support and educational resources needed to keep their neighbourhoods safe. A volunteer-based organization lead by staff offer programs like Block Watch, City Watch, Speed Watch and Crime Free Multi Housing. The Society offers a proactive approach to crime prevention in the community and is financially supported by the City of Chilliwack, ICBC, and by public donations. The RCMP endorses the CCPS programs. To become involved, call 604-393-3000.

Filed under: Block Watch, Chilliwack, Crime Prevention