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Menomonee Falls Neighborhood Watch (MFNW)

The objective of our Neighborhood Watch is to work in partnership with the Menomonee Falls Police Department in a cooperative effort towards preventing and reducing crime in the Village of Menomonee Falls, in order to maintain the high quality of life that we all enjoy. We act as an additional set of eyes and ears for our police officers.


Neighborhood Watch Annual Silent Auction returning to The Trysting Place
Saturday, September 7th – 10:00 am. to 2:00 pm.

Be sure to check out the Menomonee Falls Neighborhood Watch 13th Annual Silent Auction. This is the largest fundraiser the organization holds each year, and the proceeds are used to promote and foster a safe community for all.
This year the event is returning to their “home-grounds,” The Trysting Place on Appleton Avenue at Good Hope Road. Trysting Place owner, Sal Zizzo, invited the group back since there will be no centrally located Safety Fair this year. Sal has been a staunch supporter of Menomonee Falls and many of the village’s organizations, including Neighborhood Watch.
Available for bidding are many certificates to local eateries and businesses. Bidders will also see tickets to the Bucks, Brewers and Admirals. Sports memorabilia includes an autographed Packers football. The organizers promise us there will be plenty of items and various services for all tastes. Several wine baskets have been recently added to prove it.
Registration and bidding begins at 10 a.m. and closes promptly at 2 pm. An added bonus this year is the availability of good food and cheer at The Trysting Place.
As a convenience, the winners will be notified at the close of bidding and will be able to pick their items up after 2:30 pm. at the registration table.
To donate or get answers to any questions, please call Fred Wordell at 414-940-3733.



“Selected as Best Neighborhood Watch Group in the U.S.A. in 2009 by the National Sheriff’s Association”

2009 AWARD: Excellence by a Neighborhood Watch Group

The Menomonee Falls Neighborhood Watch, WI has made great strides in improving the Village of Menomonee Falls, educating and empowering the residents while assisting the Menomonee Falls Police Department. The group believes that safety and security start at home. Their mission is to work in partnership with the police department in a cooperative effort towards preventing crime in order to maintain the high quality of life.

The group began in 1986 with one neighborhood concerned about a series of thefts that were occurring. That one neighborhood has grown to 185 blocks including 4,500 if approximately 10,000 households. The NW group publishes a quarterly newsletter which includes crime prevention tips, letter from the chief, community events, and any other items of interest.

They meet six times a year with an average of 60 to 100 block captains in attendance. The meetings include “meet your police officer’ as a way to improve police/citizen relationships and foster in a collaborative effort for reducing crime. One of the many activities the group sponsors is helping elderly/disabled with yard work; collecting food for the local food pantry, making gift baskets for the Women’s Center and volunteering at numerous community events.


NOTIFY ME – SIGN UP & GET CONNECTED

THE MENOMONEE FALLS NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH* RECOMMENDS THAT ALL RESIDENTS WITH INTERNET ACCESS, SIGN UP ON THE VILLAGE’S “NOTIFY ME” PROGRAM. IT IS LOCATED ON THE VILLAGE’S MAIN WEB SITE: http://www.menomonee-falls.org/list.aspx. ENTER YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS AND SELECT THESE ITEMS.

  • Crime Alert: Notification of criminal investigations or events involving public safety and/or assistance.
  • Crime Prevention: Receive Crime prevention tips and monthly Activity Reports.
  • Emergency Alert: Receive notifications of severe weather or other Emergency conditions affecting the village.
  • Neighborhood Watch: Receive the Neighborhood Watch Newsletter for Police Department updates from Chief Ruzinski and awareness articles.
  • Traffic Alert: Receive notifications of dangerous road conditions, closures and detour information.

If you are already signed up on NOTIFY ME, please add these selections to your choices.

Anyone interested in more information about Neighborhood Watch or starting a Neighborhood Watch block watch on your street, apartment building or condo association should contact Officer Jim Kirchberger at 262-532-8723 or e-mail at jkirchberger@menomonee-falls.org


Citizen Leaders of the Neighborhood Watch Program

  • Fred Wordell, President
  • Michelle Lilly, Vice President
  • Dennis Farrell, Secretary
  • Lowell Carl, Treasurer
  • Don Greif, Member at Large
  • Brian Fritsch, Member at Large
  • Barbara Hilbert, Member at Large