The Alert Neighbor Program is a pilot collaborative initiative that will assist neighborhood block clubs to identify and implement strategies, such as reporting criminal activity, holding regular neighborhood meetings, and planning neighborhood improvement projects, to reduce safety concerns. Additionally, the Alert Neighbor Program will provide funding for physical improvements in the neighborhood that will range from crime watch signs and porch lighting to security cameras installed around the community.
Anyone interested in applying should download and fill out the application form that can be found at https://city.milwaukee.gov/ANP-application.pdf.
For additional information please contact City of Milwaukee Community Outreach Director Patricia Ruiz-Cantu at 414-286-5626.
Alderwoman Coggs said, “This program will be increasing the participation in everyday neighborhood communication, safety, and engagement by more community members and that is a positive step toward improving blocks across Milwaukee.”
Alderman Stamper echoed that view in saying, “We are optimistic that the Alert Neighbor Program will stimulate greater neighborhood engagement on public safety and overall communication issues.”