U District Business Block Watch

U District Business Block Watch

The U District Business Block Watch is comprised of business operators in the district working together as the first and best line of defense against crime.

What is a Block Watch?
Block Watch is a program based on the principle that neighbors working together are the first and best line of defense against crime. 

Why is a Block Watch Valuable to Businesses?
Block Watch organizes and extends what you are probably already doing on an informal basis.  We tend to know and watch out for our closest neighbors, but a group of neighbors at one end of the block who are doing this may not know the group of neighbors at the other end of the block.

What is the Role of Businesses?
Block Watch makes this attitude of watchfulness more systematic by providing a district map and access to the private online tool used for monitoring and reporting. A successful Block Watch requires two commitments:

  • A commitment to be concerned about your neighbor's property and well-being as well as your own.

  • A commitment to report suspicious activity and take action by alerting your neighbors and when necessary, calling 9-1-1.

How Can You Join the U District Business Block Watch?
The first step in becoming a member of the Block Watch is easy. Just fill out the form below and we’ll send you an email invite to join the Slack group and drop off a packet to your business address.

Business Type *

Content courtesy of Seattle Police Department Community Policing

Communication Builds Community: If you are a business in the U District and haven’t sent us your contact information in 2018-19, please update it today.