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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Virtual Block Watch

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Turn your home into a crime-fighting superhero

As we move toward the holiday season with shorter days, many people are looking forward to spending the cooler temperatures with family and friends. For criminals, this is the season for vehicle burglaries and porch pirates. One of the successful ways that communities are combatting crime is through the Virtual Block Watch Program. Many homes have exterior security camera systems and many more families will be getting them in the near future. These cameras have the potential of turning your home into a crime-fighting superhero and a valuable component of our community crime-fighting team!

The Virtual Block Watch Program allows residents to register the existence of the their security cameras with PVPD. If there is a crime in the area that may have been captured on a resident’s camera, the police will contact that homeowner and ask them to review their footage. Police do not have access to the footage unless the homeowner gives premission to view it, alas, there is no invasion of privacy. It’s simple to register and a free, no-hassle way to protect not only yourself, but your neighborhood as well.

To register: go to www.prescottvalley-az.gov. Click Town Services. Under the Police Services/Block Watch tab, there is an online form to complete and submit. It is really that easy. Welcome to the team!

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