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Welcome to KendallWatch!

The Mission of KendallWatch is to promote a clean, safe and strong community and to bring factual information to residents regarding topics or events that impact our area. KendallWatch is a not for profit Community Action Organization and Block Watch.

Latest News

Put Safety First Before Opening a Window

Posted on : May 8, 2018 Updated on : May 8, 2018 in: Tips, Website .

Make sure your family is safe:

As temperatures go up, so do windows in many homes. Opening windows in your home to enjoy the warmer temperatures may seem harmless, but open windows have proven to be sources of injury and death for young children.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) joined the National Safety Council in urging parents and caregivers to be aware of the dangers of leaving windows open when young children are present.

According to CPSC data falls from windows result in an average of about eight deaths yearly to children five years or younger, while ...

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Learn to LOOK .. What Is Suspicious?

Posted on : May 8, 2018 Updated on : May 8, 2018 in: Tips, Website .

Learn to LOOK .. What Is Suspicious?

So now you're watching the streets around your home. What should you look for? What is suspicious?

It is the concerned, responsible residents who will help our neighborhood become a better place for families to live.

Some people fail to call simply because they are not aware of what seemingly innocent activities might be suspicious. Others may notice suspicious activity and be hesitant to call for fear of being a nosy neighbor. Many often take it for granted that someone else has already phoned.

KendallWatch depends on you to call and report all ...

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When to call 9-1-1

Posted on : May 8, 2018 Updated on : May 8, 2018 in: Tips, Website .

If you need immediate police, fire or medical response, call 9-1-1.

If you have witnessed suspicious/illegal activity, are concerned for the well being of yourself or another, or need to report a crime, call 9-1-1

9-1-1 Operators are not law enforcement officers, they are trained to:

  1. Determine the priority of the call.
  2. Obtain the information necessary to assure that responding officers are prepared.

Remember, there is no charge for 9-1-1.

If an incident you report is part of an on-going problem, and the activity keeps on occurring, keep on reporting it. If the pattern changes, report that change. Any ...

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DEPUTY MARK JILK

Posted on : May 8, 2018 Updated on : May 8, 2018 in: Website .

Deputy Mark Jilk who serves the Glacier and Baker Lake areas.

Please call 911 if you should have an emergency.

E-mail your questions and tips regarding these areas to: MJilk@co.whatcom.wa.us

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HOW TO DESCRIBE A SUSPECT TO 9-1-1

Posted on : May 8, 2018 Updated on : May 8, 2018 in: Tips, Website .

Take note of the following characteristics, so you can report to 9-1-1 and make documentation of your own to keep.

Race or Ethnicity
Gender
Age (approximate

Complexion - light, dark, ruddy, etc.
Eye Color (if possible)
Hair - color, length, thick, thin, balding, full, facial hair, etc.

Height - estimate in two inch blocks, 5' 8" - 5" 10"
Weight - estimate in blocks of 20 pounds, 180-200 lbs.
Build - large, medium, small, stocky, thin, etc.

Distinguishing Features - tattoos, scars, eyeglasses, teeth, jewelry, etc.

Clothing - type, color, style, (start at the top and work down).
Direction of Travel

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NEIGHBORHOOD DEPUTY J. LOREEN

Posted on : May 8, 2018 Updated on : May 8, 2018 in: Website .

Please call 911 for Emergencies

Neighborhood Deputy J. Loreen can be reached at 360-778-6753
E-mail address: jloreen@co.whatcom.wa.us

Please note that Deputy Loreen covers the Columbia Valley. 
(Kendall, the Paradise Lakes Community, the Peaceful Valley Community and Campers Paradise) and including Maple Falls.

You will find the contact numbers under Important Numbers

 

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9-1-1 Wireless Phone Calls in the Wilderness

Posted on : May 8, 2018 Updated on : May 8, 2018 in: Tips, Website .

Who Will I Reach?

  1. You need to know that wireless phone service may not be available in the wilderness.
  2. If service is available, your 9-1-1 call for help will be picked up by the nearest cellular tower in the most direct line of sight to your location. It could be picked up at a county 9-1-1 center, by State Patrol dispatch, or even by the Canadian authorities. Since these call answering centers are all located outside the boundaries of the calling area, they would have no way of knowing from where you are calling unless you tell them.
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Please visit our Face Book Page

Posted on : Dec. 2, 2017 Updated on : Dec. 2, 2017 in: Website .

Please visit our Face Book page at: https://www.facebook.com/kendallblockwatch

Click LIKE if you wish!
Send the information to friends, relatives and neighbors who might benefit.

Thank you so much for supporting the KendalWatch web site and the Face Book page.
Both are run by two volunteers.

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What are the Block Watch objectives?

Posted on : Sept. 3, 2017 Updated on : Sept. 3, 2017 in: FAQ, Website .

To reduce the incidence of crime by:

  • Increasing citizen's awareness of neighborhood crime through a continuing information process.
  • Teaching citizens the means to more effective property security.
  • Assisting citizens in the development of a neighborhood action program where mutual aid is the key.
  • Educating citizen's so they will recognize and report suspicious activity in their community.
  • Encouraging an effective working relationship between law enforcement and the organized community.

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Protecting Your Home

Posted on : April 12, 2017 Updated on : April 12, 2017 in: Tips, Website .

Tips to help make your home more secure, and a bit about what the burglars don't like.

Most burglars are amateur criminals and that is why they look for easy targets. To most burglars, it is how easy it is to break in, not what is inside, that determines which building they rob. Once burglars realize homes are being locked and watched, they will move on to easier targets.

The first step in making your residence into a hard target for a breakin is making it look (and sound) occupied. Leave drapes and shades in the same position when ...

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