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Chilliwack Block Watch

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December 20, 2017 at 4:33 am - Home, Local Chilliwack News, MyChilliwackNews
By MyChilliwackNews Editor

“One strategy for keeping our community safe is through the Chilliwack Block Watch program”, says Chilliwack Crime Prevention Society. According to society president Greg Knill, “One practical suggestion is to put a concerted effort towards increasing the number of streets that adopt the Block Watch program.”

The Society is pleased to announce that it has selected two community focused individuals who will champion the program moving forward. Kathy Funk will act as the Coordinator and Debbie Biggin will be the Office Administrator. “Both of these individuals come with not only a passion for a safer community but also many years of experience in both administration and coordination,” says Michelle Wulff, Office Manager for the Chilliwack Crime Prevention Society.

Kathy Funk states “We encourage those interested to attend a training/educational session on Jan. 16, 2018 at the Chilliwack Library from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The purpose is to train members and educate the public on how to be involved.”

The Society would also like to thank Jen Dueck for her eight years of dedication to the program and wishes her much success in her new role with Corrections Canada.

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.

For more information about the program and to register for training, please contact chilliwackblockwatch@shaw.ca

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 supported by the City of Chilliwack, ICBC, Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment and by donations. To become involved, call 604-393-3000

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