Citizen Block Patrol involves residents and police working together for a common goal of crime prevention and reduction. Citizens will be trained to recognize and report suspicious activity in their neighborhoods, how to properly describe and relay this information, and what information is pertinent when calling the police.
Citizen Block Patrol is currently seeking volunteers that meet the following criteria:
Must be 18 years or older
US Citizen or legal resident
Complete volunteer application and questionnaire
Must live in the city of Lima and surrounding township areas
Must pass a background check
Must complete an 12 hour volunteer training course which includes a ride along (8hrs)
Citizen Block Patrol will be hosting trainings throughout the year dates will be announced as applications are received. Prior to coming to the training class please print off and fill out the application completely and return to: Autumn Swanson, Neighborhood Specialist, 50 Town Square, Lima, Ohio, 45801. If you have any questions about the application or how to return the completed application contact 419.221.5177.