Are you participating in Secord Neighbourhood Watch?

Have you noticed the orange signs posted throughout our community? The Secord Community League strongly supports Edmonton Neighbourhood Watch and we encourage all residents to participate in this worthwhile crime prevention program. If you aren’t participating in Neighbourhood Watch yet, please join us today! And encourage your neighbours to do the same.

For more information about the Edmonton Neighbourhood Watch program and practical tips, visit Neighbourhood Watch.  Do you know your neighbour? Please watch https://enwatch.ca/videos/what-makes-safer-neighbourhoods-2017/

Neighbourhood Watch is simply about being a good neighbour and caring about our community. By acting together with dozens of eyes and ears alert for anything unusual happening in Glastonbury Community, Lewis Estates Community and the Rosenthal Community, together we can deter crime. Everyone who joins Neighbourhood Watch plays an important part in making our community a safer, more friendly and pleasant place in which to live.

Neighbourhood Watch means no one is alone. Your neighbours will look out for you, your family, your home and your street, and you do the same for them. When you join Neighbourhood Watch, you’ll be doing your part to make your home, yard, street and community a safer place.

Take the pledge and get a sticker for your household.

Through the Edmonton Neighbourhood Watch’s new door sticker program, if you pledge to participate in Neighbourhood Watch you’ll receive a reflective decal for your home. Get your sticker at our AGM, monthly Board meetings or contact enw@secordcommunityleague.com to arrange to pick up a sticker.

Neighbourhood Watch

As of January 2019, the Secord Community League has a Neighbourhood Watch Ambassador and Representative. Frank Macchione can be reached at enw@secordcommunityleague.com. If you have an interest in Crime Prevention please email Frank Macchione.

An opportunity to learn about Crime Prevention is to attend #CoffeewithENW. (Edmonton Neighbourhood Watch). Their Program Director offers a chance to meet up to answer your questions about community safety and offer resources. More information and events available on their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/edmontonwatch/

Join our e-mail list for local updates and alerts.

If you would like to receive alerts and updates regarding community safety and local crime issues in Secord Community, please send your name and e-mail address to enw@secordcommunityleague.com.

Message from Councillor Andrew Knack Regarding Property Crime (August 4, 2017)

I heard from a number of people about the increase in break-ins. I spoke with some people who had not reported the break-in and encouraged them to file a report. Unlike other City departments, Council does not have the ability to direct the police as the Edmonton Police Commission serves as the oversight body. Therefore when it comes to deciding where to patrol, EPS will focus on where they are seeing spikes in reporting. If they aren’t hearing from a particular area, it is unlikely they will spend much time in that area on patrol. Therefore it is very important to report any crime, even if you don’t think it’s worth it, so that they are aware of what is going on in the community.

What can we do to improve neighbourhood safety?

We encourage you to be alert, get to know your neighbors and report any suspicious activities and crimes to the proper authorities.

Here is what we can do as a community:

  1. Get to know your neighbors. Knock on their door and introduce yourself or organize a block party. If you know who belongs in the neighbourhood, you’ll be able to better spot the people that don’t belong.
  2. Keep your eyes open. If you notice something fishy, ask questions or report it.
  3. Keep all valuables out of your car, remove all items of importance including your garage door opener and remove any loose change. If possible, park in your garage. Post an “All Valuables Removed” sign in your car window.
  4. Many people neglect to lock the door going from the garage into the house. Let’s keep this one locked too.
  5. If you are a victim of a crime, REPORT IT to EPS by calling their non-emergency line at 780-423-4567 or call 911 if the crime is in progress. Edmonton Police Services (EPS) can only increase patrol if they know about the issues.

Walk the Block Program

Through the Edmonton Neighbourhood Watch Walk Your Block program, residents are encouraged to simply take a walk on a regular basis around your community. Take the time to meet and greet your neighbours, become familiar with the homes and vehicles that belong in your area—and if you notice anything or anyone who seems out of place, report it.

We are looking for volunteers for the Walk the Block Program. More information about this initiative can be found at this link: http://enwatch.ca/walk-your-block/.

Crime Mapping

Visit the Neighbourhood Crime Map website website which provides valuable information about crime activity in our neighborhood.

Speeding and Yielding to Pedestrians

Please don’t speed and yield to pedestrians.

How to Report a Crime?

Did you know you can report certain crimes online. Visit www.edmontonpolice.ca/reportacrimeonline.

  • Lost Property
  • Theft
  • Damage/Mischief to Property
  • Theft from Vehicle, under $5,000
  • Damage/Mischief to Vehicle, under $5,000.

Call 9-1-1 for an emergency or a crime in progress.

For any non-emergencies, please dial #377 from a mobile device or 780-423-4567 from a landline (or mobile device).

Crime Prevention

The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) is known for community policing and violence reduction. A major part of this is preventing problems before they occur. This strategy of prevention, intervention, and suppression guides the EPS in its day-to-day activities, please visit https://www.edmontonpolice.ca/CrimePrevention

As a cornerstone, Crime Prevention empowers the community to ensure they take necessary precautions to prevent crimes occurring to them or to the ones they love.

The EPS provides information and programs about Home and Property SafetyPersonal & Family SafetyCommunity Safety and Neighbourhood Empowerment Teams.