Members of the City-wide neighborhood block watch program in Milwaukee were honored with a reception and recognition in appreciation for working with the Milwaukee Police Department in keeping their neighborhoods safe.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
April 3, 2016
Milwaukee, WI – On Wednesday, the City of Milwaukee held its Neighborhood Block Watch 2nd Annual Appreciation Reception for members of the City-wide Block Watch Program. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Milwaukee Police Chief Edward A. Flynn hosted and recognized members of the City-wide Block Watch Program from local neighborhoods attending the Appreciation Reception at the City Hall Rotunda.
Also in attendance were police officers known as Milwaukee’s finest in blue and District Station Captains from various areas.
An array of foods (pasta), salas, sodas and a dark blue City of Milwaukee coffee mug was provided to all of those attending the reception at City Hall.
The Block Watch association allows residents to work and help police to prevent crimes by becoming vigilant, observant and allowing neighbors to immediately report suspicious activity or crimes in progress to police. Block Watch members are not vigilantes and do not assume the role of the police, but are the eyes and ears of police at local neighborhoods.
To start a Block Watch in your block, contact the nearest police station in your area.