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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 eleven active and organized Block Watches throughout the City of Elyria:

 Deb Brady** Eastern Heights West Block Watch 440-453-5748 Email Deb
 Tamera Schuetz St. Jude Neighborhood Block Watch 440-365-7531 Email Tamera
 Carole Caruso St. Jude Neighborhood Block Watch 440-320-4441 Email Carole
 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
Bambi Ehasz Boston Area Neighborhood Block Watch 440-222-1526 Email Bambi
Stephen Dora Pinewood Neighborhood Block Watch Coming soon! Email Stephen

** 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.