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.
N.O.W. PURPOSE STATEMENT
The Woodlea Melrose Neighbors On Watch (N.O.W) is a neighborhood protection effort that calls upon residents to participate in a collaborative approach to create a sense of security. We accomplish this with effective, respectful communication and efforts that honor the diversity of the community we live in.
The Woodlea Melrose Neighbors On Watch (N.O.W) Coordinator and assigned team assist and lead communication efforts, liaison with community partners, create and drive strategies to support purpose initiatives.
Officer Ben Harris
Community Action Officer
Phoenix Police Department
Mountain View Precinct
2075 East Maryland Avenue
c: 602-684-3079 fx: 602-495-3638
Assists with community groups concerns and Block Watch.
Here in the Woodlea Melrose Neighborhood we were sad to hear about the Retirement of our previous Community Action Officer Aaron Stevens and wish him well during this transitional time. His replacement, Officer Adrian Barrios, is currently on extended leave. We will be working with Officer Harris moving forward, and hope to have him attend our neighborhood meetings and events and provide the same community and household checks to continue to keep our neighborhood safe.
Bicycle Registration is available, please schedule via email with Officer Harris at Benjamin.Harris@phoenix.gov