“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, located in Menomonee Falls, 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.