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 nine active and organized Block Watches throughout the City of Elyria:
|Deb Brady**||Eastern Heights Block Watch||440-453-5748||Email Deb|
|Tamera Schuetz||St. Jude Neighborhood Block Watch||440-365-7531||Email Tamera|
|Carol Caruso||St. Jude Neighborhood Block Watch||440-320-4441||Email Carol|
|Jean Barnett||Elyria North Block Watch ( ENEW )||440-365-9442||Email Jean|
|Terre Moyer||Elyria North Block Watch ( ENEW )||440-365-8476||Email Terre|
|Richard Barnett||Elyria North Block Watch ( ENEW )||440-365-9442||Email Richard|
|Jen Schibley||University Heights Block Watch||440-323-1964||Email Jen|
|Matt Swabb||Southside Block Watch||440-322-6979||Email Matt|
|Linda Crouser||Bell Ave Block Watch||440-322-0563|
|Roger Dorsey||Valley Forge Circle/Monticello Block Watch||440-822-7241||Email Roger|
|Keith Rybarczyk||West Rec. Area Block Watch||440-220-2026||Email Keith|
|Amelia George||Bowling Green Circle Area Block Watch||440-315-4598||Email Amelia|
** 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.