• A reduction of crime in patrol areas
  • Creates a greater sense of security among neighbors
  • Improved quality of life for the residents of Lima, Ohio
  • Builds community pride
  • Builds bonds with neighbors within their neighborhood

Benefits of a Block Patrol

  • Helping others within the community
  • Members become to an extra set of eyes and ears for law enforcement
  • Members will be trained to recognize and report suspicious activity
  • Members will be taught crime prevention techniques

Members will additionally be trained in crime prevention techniques to improve the safety and security of personal property and individual members


What is a Block Patrol

Citizen Block Patrol was developed by the Department of Community Development in collaboration with the Lima Police Department.  This program is also supported by Lima Allen County Neighborhoods in Partnership.

A Block Patrol is a crime prevention program, consisting of an active partnership between the Lima Police Department and the residents of the City of Lima.  The program 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

How to be a volunteer

To be a volunteer you must meet these requirements

  1. Must be 18 years or older
  2. US citizen or legal resident
  3. Complete volunteer application and questionnaire
  4. Must live in the city of Lima and surrounding township areas
  5. Must pass a background check
  6. Must complete an 12 hour volunteer training course which includes a ride along (8hours)

Next Steps...

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer contact Autumn Swanson at (419) 221-5177