Neighborhood Watch

Many thanks to all who joined us for our National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6, at Peace Lutheran Church! Click on the images below to see the many smiling faces!

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Photographs courtesy of M. Loeffler

The volunteers of the Parklawn Neighborhood Watch have been a significant factor in keeping the crime rate in our neighborhood low. To keep the Neighborhood Watch alive, we need volunteers! Everyone can find time to keep our neighborhood safe. Volunteers can participate by watching from their windows, observing while walking, or driving around the neighborhood with a partner. You can learn more about ways to volunteer for the Neighborhood Watch by clicking here!

Working together, we can all help to “take a bite out of crime.” Interested in volunteering for our Neighborhood Watch Program? Send an email to

What is Neighborhood Watch? Neighborhood Watch is: Red NHW sign

  • neighbors helping neighbors to be vigilant for crimes against our neighbors’ property
  • the eyes and ears of the neighborhood – leaving the “arms” to the police
  • regular volunteer car and walking patrols, observing and reporting any neighborhood problems
  • a visible presence of security in the neighborhood through the Neighborhood Watch signs and the magnetic signs on the volunteer patrol cars

Our History: Parklawn’s first Neighborhood Watch meeting was held in November 1982 because of serious crimes in our area. From 1979 to 1982, one home out of every four had reported a burglary, larceny, vandalism or tampering with an auto. A rape had been committed and several autos stolen. Our burglary rate was 40 per year. No one walked or jogged at night. Our patrols began with about 45 people volunteering several times each month. Participation in the program increased to the point that patrollers went out one evening of their choice every sixth week. Burglaries dropped to 2-3 a year and many residents began to walk or jog again in the evening. Many of our original members have served our neighborhood for over two decades and helped make our neighborhood a safe place to live.

Click here to see how you can help keep our neighborhood safe!

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