In the Woodlea-Melrose neighborhood, we have designated our Block Watch as N.O.W (Neighbors On Watch). If you would like a sign for your front yard, please contact our Block Watch Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org and one will be delivered to your home!
We also have signs available at our neighborhood booth for the 7th Avenue Street Festival in March, at all of neighborhood meetings and at our annual G.A.I.N. event - WM Block Party Cookout in November.
From the City of Phoenix:
Block Watch is a simple program of neighbors watching out for each other. It is designed to enlist the active participation of citizens in cooperation with the police to reduce crime and improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods.
• It is becoming acquainted with your neighbors.
• It is working together to identify and solve problems in our community.
• It is helping the police by being aware of and reporting any unusual activities as they occur.
• It is the implementation of crime prevention techniques to enhance home security.
• It is not apprehending someone. Leave that to the police.
• It is putting neighbors back into the neighborhoods.
If you see suspicious activity, please call Crimestop at 602-262-6151.
For an emergency, call 9-1-1.
When you see graffiti, report it by calling 602-495-7014.
Our N.O.W. Block Watch program has been a proven crime deterrent. Please support crime reduction in our neighborhood by joining and promoting N.O.W.
Officer Aaron Stevens
Assists with community groups concerns and Block Watch.
Here in the Woodlea Melrose we are fortunate to have such a caring and involved Community Action Officer. Officer Stevens regularly attends our neighborhood meetings and events. Officer Stevens has been trained to do Security Surveys - for FREE he will come to your house, do a walk through and give inexpensive suggestions on how to beef up personal security and use proven tactics that deter thieves. Please take him up on this offer! To schedule a survey, call or email Officer Aaron Stevens directly.
While you are having your security survey done consider registering your bikes at the same time. While you are scheduling your survey, ask Officer Stevens about this (also FREE) service offered by the PHX PD. Once a bike is registered any officer in the city will be able to access that data right from their patrol car. Many bikes have been found and returned using this system.