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Neighborhood Watch Program

Neighborhood policing creates a greater sense of security. You and your neighbors look out for each other! The Neighborhood Watch Program will show you how to observe and report suspicious activity in your neighborhood. It will also show you what information law enforcement officers need when you report a crime.

How to start a watch program in your neighborhood:

  • Determine if there is a need and interest for the program in your community. Invite neighbors who have a fairly direct view of houses or apartments. Get a small group of neighbors you mutually trust.
  • Four weeks before your first meeting, visit neighbors and explain that you are starting a neighborhood watch program. Ask about neighbor's concerns. Determine the best time and meeting place.
  • After determining the meeting time, invite one of our community relations facilitators. We'll help you get started. It's best to contact us at least two weeks before your meeting.
  • One week before the meeting, distribute flyers with day, date, time and place of meeting.
  • At first meeting, set agenda and get organized. Elect block captain or watch coordinator. Congratulations! You are beginning to take control of your community.

Neighborhood Watch Tips Courtesy of National Neighborhood Watch Institute.

Child Safety Seats Checks

Properly installed child safety seats save lives.

The Sheriff's Office through the Community Relations Unit will perform car seat safety checks. To schedule an appointment please call (414) 278-5195.

In addition to the Community Relations Unit, below is a list of agencies and organizations that provide these safety checks:   



Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Booster and Car Seat Clinic

Contact: Central Scheduling (Se habla Español) (877) 607-5280

**Greenfield Fire Department

Contact: Bat. Chief Dan Weber (414) 545-7946

AAA Travel & Insurance, Greenfield

Contact: Melissa Dielen (414) 423-2180

City of Milwaukee Police Academy

Contact: Lishunda Patterson (414) 935-7990

COA Youth & Family Centers Early Education Center

Contact: Receptionist (414) 263-8397

**North Shore Fire Department

Contact: Lt. Dan Tyk

**Franklin Health Department

Contact: Kristin Anderson or Kim Kringel (414) 425-9101

**Oak Creek Health Department

Contact: Ashley Palen 414-766-7950

**Greendale Fire Department

Contact: Lt. Jeremy Childers (414) 423-2131

**South Milwaukee Health Department (will assist St. Francis residents)

Contact: Carina Marshall (414) 768-8055

Greenfield Health Department

Contact: Andrew Jodarski (414) 329-5275

**City of Wauwatosa Fire Department

Contact: Lori Murphy

**Stations marked with an asterisk only serve those who live within their communities. Appointments required at all locations.

For upcoming booster and car seat installation and safety check events, or for questions call (414) 231-4894 or visit

Did you know:

  • 4 out of 5 car seats are used/installed incorrectly?
  • The back seat is the safest place for children to ride?
  • Car seats reduce the risk of infant death in a crash by 71%?

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821 W. State St., Room 107
Milwaukee, WI 53233

(414) 278-4766

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