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Maria Villela Celebrates 91 Years!

It is not very often we get to celebrate a 91st Birthday and one of our members turned 91 on August 15, 2017.


GAIN T-Shirts for Sale

Don't forget to order your gain t-shirt and show yoru community spirit and support! 

PBWAB will be selling the GAIN T-shirts at the following locations:  

1)    at the Phoenix Block Watch Advisory Board monthly General Meetings on Aug 22, 2017 and Sep 26, 2017 (4th Tuesday of the month see calendar @ www.phxblockwatch.org)

2)    at our monthly Executive Meeting (3rd Wednesday of the month at Mountain View Precinct – 6:30 to 8:30 pm)

3)    at the Block Watch/Phoenix Neighborhood Patrol Training, Sat. Sep 16, 2017 @ Mountain View Precinct

4)    or at the GAIN Kick-Off (Saturday, Oct, 7, 2017 at Metro Center – 10:00 am to 1:00 pm).

So if you are interested in purchasing a G.A.I.N. T-shirt this year, order early and email your order to: Jennifer.rouse@phxblockwatch.org


5 Tips for Monsoon Safety from APS

Arizona’s monsoon season is a furious force of nature. To help weather the storm, take these precautions:


GAIN 2017

G.A.I.N. (Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods) is a day for Arizona to join forces and promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity. G.A.I.N. showcases the importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in our fight for a safer Arizona. On G.A.I.N. day (third Saturday in October), we invite neighborhoods to come together and make their community a safer, better place to live.


Come to Meetings and Hear Interesting People

We invite everyone to come out to our meetings and get to know everyone. We have guest speakers like Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery and others. Mr. Montgomery introduced the Bureau Chief for Community Based Prosecution, Treena Kay. Treena gave some overview of the size of the county and how the County Attorney’s office has been reorganized to cover geographic regions. Mr. Montgomery gave a description of the submittal process and provided statistics on how criminal justice in Arizona is doing. Arizona is a treatment first state.  Voters approved mandatory treatment for the first two possession or use offenses.


New Year Message from Sgt. M. Dwyer

So with the turning of the year I thought it a good time to make sure you, the residents we serve, understand that as Phoenix Police Officers it does not matter to us what race you are, what religion you belong to, what socio-economic situation you are in, what your sexual orientation is or what any of the myriad things that make you unique are. 


Take Survey on Possible New Sign

At the request of several community members, the Phoenix Police Department is exploring the option of approving a new Block Watch sign. The current signs are made of steel, are non-reflective, and have durability issues in the Arizona climate. The Department recognizes the significance of this endeavor and would appreciate honest feedback from the community. Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey by copying and pasting the below link into your web browser, or by simply clicking on it.


Myrna & Ron Tweedy - Life Time Achievement Award

In grateful appreciation of your many years of invaluable service and undying support to the Phoenix Police Department and for your contribution to enhance the quality of life in the City of Phoenix. Your civic spirit, sacrifice, and volunteerism are hallmarks of your selfless service.


Phoenix Police Media Advisory: Internet Exchange Related Crimes

The Phoenix Police Department has recently experienced reported crimes specific to the usage of internet exchange sites that allow sellers to advertise items for sale and then interact with buyers. Subsequent to the online interaction, the two parties usually meet and exchange money for goods in a private party transaction at an agreed-upon location. However, due to circumstances surrounding the nature of these interactions, many criminals are using them for their own purposes


Serial Street Shooter Information

The Phoenix Police Department continues to aggressively investigate the series of unsolved homicides that have occurred in west Phoenix. Part of the investigation included reviewing all incidents that may be related since January 1, 2016. Investigators have completed that review and identified four additional incidents believed to be related to the same serial street shooter/s.


Joining Nextdoor

Nextdoor is the private social network for you, your neighbors and your community. It's the easiest way for you and your neighbors to talk online and make all of your lives better in the real world. And it's free.


February 2016 Meeting Minutes

If you were unable to attend and are interested to keep up to date about what was discussed at this Phoenix Block Watch Advisory Board General Meeting we've posted the minutes here.


January 2016 Meeting Minutes

If you were unable to attend and are interested to keep up to date about what was discussed at this Phoenix Block Watch Advisory Board General Meeting we've posted the minutes here.


November 2015 Meeting Minutes

If you were unable to attend and are interested to keep up to date about what was discussed at this Phoenix Block Watch Advisory Board General Meeting we've posted the minutes here.


October 2015 Meeting Minutes

If you were unable to attend and are interested to keep up to date about what was discussed at this Phoenix Block Watch Advisory Board General Meeting we've posted the minutes here.


September 2015 Meeting Minutes

If you were unable to attend and are interested to keep up to date about what was discussed at this Phoenix Block Watch Advisory Board General Meeting we've posted the minutes here.


D2 On the Issues Chief Yahner Interview

In this edition of On the Issues, Councilman Jim Waring interviews Phoenix Police Chief Joseph Yahner.


Congratulations to the newly elected Directors for PBWAB

Sylvia Iodice (Black Mountain Precinct - 200) - President
Candy Dugdale (Desert Horizon Precinct - 600) - Vice President
Arlene Reed (Black Mountain Precinct - 200) - Treasurer
Jennifer Rouse (Maryvale/Estrella Mountain Precinct - 800) Secretary

Black Mountain Precinct (200) Ann Catanzara, South Mountain Precinct (400) Attila Revesz, Desert Horizon Precinct (600) AJ Marsden and Virginia Murfin, Mountain View Precinct (700) Roger Pongratz, Jeannie Bremerkamp and Jon Whitcomb, Maryvale/Estrella Mountain (800) Evelyn Shapiro, 
Vickie Jaquez, Jose Villela, Christopher Demarest, Cactus Park Precinct (900) Mark Harris and Peter Vazquez 


May 2014 Meeting Minutes

If you are curious about what was discussed at this Phoenix Block Watch Advisory Board General Meeting we've posted the minutes here.


G.A.I.N. - Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods

GAIN logo

Come out and enjoy the 2nd annual G.A.I.N. kick-off event at MetroCenter on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 10am - 1pm (inside near Macy's). Phoenix Police Department along with MetroCenter Mall has created this event to offer neighborhood groups, block watches, and members of the public opportunities to learn about prorams and resources available to them.


November 2013 Meeting Minutes

If you are curious about what was discussed at this Phoenix Block Watch Advisory Board General Meeting we've posted the minutes here.


October 2013 Meeting Minutes

If you are curious about what was discussed at this Phoenix Block Watch Advisory Board General Meeting we've posted the minutes here.

 


July 2013 Meeting Minutes

If you are curious about what was discussed at this Phoenix Block Watch Advisory Board General Meeting we've posted the minutes here.


May 2013 Meeting Minutes

If you are curious about what was discussed at this Phoenix Block Watch Advisory Board General Meeting we've posted the minutes here.


Avoid Becoming the Victim of a Repair Scam

Before you hire a contractor, you should check with the state to make sure that your potential worker is licensed, bonded and insured. Here are some other warnings from the Arizona Registrar of Contractors that will ensure that you won't become the victim of a scam or disreputable worker: 


February 2013 Meeting Minutes

If you are curious about what was discussed at this Phoenix Block Watch Advisory Board General Meeting we've posted the minutes here.


January 2013 Meeting Minutes

If you are curious about what was discussed at this Phoenix Block Watch Advisory Board General Meeting we've posted the minutes here.


November 2012 Meeting Minutes

If you are curious about what was discussed at this Phoenix Block Watch Advisory Board General Meeting we've posted the minutes here.


May 2012 Meeting Minutes

If you are curious about what was discussed at the May 2012 Phoenix Block Watch Advisory Board General Meeting we've posted the minutes here.


April 2012 Meeting Minutes

If you are curious about what was discussed at the April 2012 Phoenix Block Watch Advisory Board General Meeting we've posted the minutes here.


September 27, 2011 General Meeting Minutes

Phoenix Block Watch Advisory Board General Membership Meeting Summary September 27, 2011


October 25, 2011 General Meeting Minutes

Phoenix Block Watch Advisory Board General Membership Meeting Summary October 25, 2011


Jhessye Shockley Missing

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May 24, 2011 General Meeting Minutes

Phoenix Block Watch Advisory Board General Membership Meeting Summary May 24, 2011


Joshua Bullis, son of Officer Harold Bullis

PFC Joshua Bullis was critically wounded on Sunday the 19th of September while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan.  Joshua was struck by an improvised explosive device and has lost both legs above his knees as well as his left arm above the elbow. 


U.S. Census Bureau Partnership

In addition to the every ten year census population count, the U.S. Census Bureau conducts ongoing surveys that assess the demographics, economics and welfare of communities. We collect data for important economic indicators like the unemployment rates and housing starts each month.


Recap of August 24, 2010 General Meeting at PLEA

At this meeting we had a guest speaker from the Fire Department, Neighborhood Services Department, and had information on Landlord / Tenant Rights, Improving Communication with Fire and Police, Crisis Financial Management, the most common Blight found in neighborhoods.  


Maricopa County Home & Garden Show

Thank you for coming to the August 2010 Maricopa County Home & Garden Show! What a great Show!  Enjoy the photos! It shows some of the programs of the Police Department and a table was set up for Phoenix Block Watch Advisory Board to help revitalize Block Watches throughout Phoenix. We enjoyed visiting with everyone.


PBWAB March Meeting

Here is a summary of the March 23rd Phoenix Block Watch Advisory Board General Meeting hosted by Desert Horizon Precinct at the Moon Valley Country Club.  Desert Horizon Precinct Commander, Sandra Renteria, thanked the people in attendance and also the community for their support and being the “eyes and ears” for the police department.  She informed everyone in attendance that Desert Horizon Precinct had 325 active Block Watch groups and 100 active PNP members.  She also stated that the crime stats for 2009 decreased 16.6% for violent crimes,20.6% for property crimes and encouraged people to continue to call police regarding suspicious activity. The Commander discussed the two new Precincts that will be added to Desert Horizon and how they will benefit the community.


PBWAB January Meeting

Jan 26, 2010 Phoenix Block Watch Advisory Board General Meeting was hosted by the Cactus Park Precinct at The Manzanita Senior Center.