On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, Orlando Neighborhood Watch Block Captains will be recognized for their commitment and dedication at the annual Neighborhood Watch Leaders Forum.
Watch Group of the Year
Lake Underhill, Commissioner District 2, Toni Crabtree
Block Captain of the Year
District 1 – Patty Pekins, Mariners Village
District 2 – Josh Barzey, Lake Underhill
District 3 – Faye Henderson, Rosemont
District 4 – Seth Dobey, Dover Shores West
District 5 – R. Tracy Anderson, Lake Sunset
District 6 – Colin Dewar, Winder Oaks
The Orlando Police Department and the City of Orlando are proud to work with hundreds of neighborhood watch block captains and their groups to help keep our neighborhoods a safe place to live, work and raise a family.
The National Crime Prevention Council statistics show that residential burglaries decrease by as much as 40-percent when citizens are involved in Neighborhood Watch.
Neighborhood Watch also creates a sense of community, encourages involvement and observation and advocates improved home security and personal safety.
The Orlando Police Department’s Neighborhood Watch Unit conducts free trainings to ensure that Neighborhood Watch members are able to effectively identify and report suspicious activity to 911. Members are taught to serve as the extra eyes and ears of law enforcement.
It is easy to start a Neighborhood Watch Group for your street, community, apartment complex or condominium community.
There are only three requirements needed to start and maintain a neighborhood watch group:
- 40-percent participation
- Meet twice a year
- Recruit on Neighborhood Watch Block Captain