Block Watch is a neighborhood based crime prevention program designed to reduce crime and the fear of crime in residential areas. Burien Police promote the program and assist community residents in starting a Block Watch in their neighborhood.
Block Watches build a sense of community, prevent crime and connect neighbors. Block Watch is a prime example of neighbors watching out for each others interests. This takes little time and no money. An active Block Watch program can reduce incidents of residential burglary by as much as 64%.