The Key person in any neighborhood group is the Block Captain. This person is an integral component to keeping the block actively involved in neighborhood activities, events, current affairs, and sometimes crime prevention efforts. A Block Captain leads the important process of information exchange between neighbors. Many neighborhood watch groups flourish, but some dwindle while others disappear totally. How successful they are will depend on the Block Captain and the support he or she receives from neighbors.
ICHDE through their Community Building & Resident Leadership Development efforts continues to lead the initiative to support local residents through Block Captain recruitment, training, and stabilization. In collaboration with local community leadership, interested individuals are required to go through Leadership training, attend community meetings regularly, engage neighbors to participate in community clean-up, events, positive community change efforts, and to be the voice of their respective blocks.