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Block Watch

 

Elyria Neighborhood Block Watch Mission Statement

The goal of the Elyria Neighborhood Block Watch Program is to address community concerns and problems and to help build neighborhood cohesion. Our ultimate mission is to improve the quality of life for every citizen in the City of Elyria.

The intent of the Elyria Neighborhood Block Watch Program is:

  • Provide a process for neighbors to get to know each other and work together in a program of mutual assistance.
  • Encourage and train residents to be observant and provide a pathway to  report  crimes, unsafe situations and problems.
  • Inform and advise residents on issues pertaining to safety and city services.
  • Provide a forum for ongoing dialogue and feedback between city residents and city leadership.
  • Make all pertinent crime information and enforcement efforts available to neighborhood residents.

Currently, there are six active and organized Block Watches throughout the City of Elyria:

 Deb Brady** Eastern Heights Block Watch  440-    453-5748 debra_brady2000@yahoo.com
 Tamera Schuetz St. Jude Neighborhood Block Watch  440-365- 7531  tamsetz@gmail.com
 Carol Caruso St. Jude Neighborhood Block Watch  440-320-4441  ccaruso@oh.rr.com
 Jean Barnett Elyria North Block Watch ( ENEW )  440-365-9442  jeanb@aol.com
 Terre Moyer Elyria North Block Watch ( ENEW )  440-365-8476  terremoyer@gmail.com
 Richard Barnett Elyria North Block Watch ( ENEW ) 440- 365-9442  richard216@aol.com
 Jen Schibley University Heights Block Watch  440-323-1964  jenschibley@aol.com
 Matt Swabb Southside Block Watch  440- 322-6979  mattswabb@hotmail.com
 Linda Crouser Bell Ave Block Watch 440- 322-0563

** Citywide Block Watch Coordinator

HISTORY OF NEIGHBORHOOD BLOCK WATCH

Neighborhood Watch is one of the oldest and best-known crime prevention concepts in North America.

In the late 1960s, an increase in crime heightened the need for a crime prevention initiative focused on residential areas and involving local citizens. The National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA)responded, creating the National Neighborhood Watch Program in 1972 to assist citizens and law enforcement.

Our nation is built on the strength of our citizens. Every day, we encounter situations calling upon us to be the eyes and ears of law enforcement. Not only does the Neighborhood Watch Program allow citizens to help in the fight against crime, it is also an opportunity for communities to bond through service.