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Virtual Block Watch
The Virtual Block Watch (VBW) program is a web-based, volunteer-driven, two-way communication tool that effectively uses email to relay important information about street closures, criminal activity and other topics relevant to Downtown. DC and the Cincinnati Police Department introduced the VBW program in September 2003, which takes the Sector Group meetings to a new level. Web-based VBW membership now allows DC to communicate immediately with volunteers. The system passed its first test with flying colors when a thief was captured within hours after his image—caught on a security camera—was posted on the website. To date, more than 1,000 volunteers have joined the VBW program.
Contact the Downtown Ambassadors
If you have questions or concerns, need directions or a map to a Downtown destination, would like a safety escort, or want to report litter or graffiti for removal, call or text the Ambassador Hotline at (513) 623-3429. You may also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact the GeneroCity 513 Outreach Team
If you see someone in need on the streets and would like to help, please call or text the Outreach Hotline at (513) 498-6192. You may also send an email to email@example.com
Contact the Cincinnati Police Department's non-emergency line at (513) 765-1212 if you see aggressive panhandling or feel threatened, or call 911 in case of emergency.