Information Distribution

Gathering & Distributing Information

The chair person and the block captains should designate a weekend when each captain will visit every neighborhood on the block. These visits should be completed as soon after the meeting as possible. Neighbors will be encouraged when they see such quick action.

From each household, the block captain obtains the following information:

  • Names and ages of family members
  • Address
  • Home and work phone numbers
  • Colors, makes, models, and license plate numbers of household vehicles, plus any vehicle they occasionally borrow from their employers or visiting relatives
  • Names of dog owners
  • Scheduled deliveries
  • Special concerns (handicapped, elderly, children at home alone, etc.)
  • Dates for vacations or trips anytime the neighbor is going to be away from home for an extended period of time so that a House Watch can be set up.
  • Confirm dates for a security check of their home by a local law enforcement officer.

The completed lists are taken back to the chairperson. Information about vehicles is placed on a map of the area. On the other side of your map, you may wish to include a "Suspect and Vehicle Description" form. Copies of the map are provided to each block captain for distribution to everyone home in the neighborhood. These maps will help neighbors recognize vehicles which don't belong in the community.