Through its Public Safety program, CAG organizes the efforts of volunteers willing to serve as Block Captains. The individuals take it upon themselves to act as micro information bureaus for a block, or two (or three). In some cases they form email chains or even organize periodic meetings in discuss public safety issues.
They try to keep an eye out for everyone on the block, but you can benefit even more by reaching out to them and letting them know how to contact you.
Here is the most recent list of Block Captains, and how to reach them (if it’s too small to read, you can just view the document here):
GM received a request to take down the list since it has personal email addresses on it. GM assumed since they were published on the CAG website that the captains were ok with it. If you want to know who your block captain is, email GM at firstname.lastname@example.org and he’ll let you know. Alternatively, they are listed in the most recent CAG newsletter.
As you can see, there are a bunch of blocks without volunteers. If one of those blocks is your own, maybe you’d be willing to step forward. If so, contact the CAG office at 337-7313 to let them know you’re interested.