Are you receiving emails from CPCA about our meetings, events, and other important announcements?

If you’re not, head on over to our E-Mail Signup Page and get started!  It’s fast, easy, and will insure you are in the know about things happening in the community.

Is your neighborhood applying for a Block Watch Grant?

If you are, NBWGP staff will provide web conference training workshops for submitting a 2021 Neighborhood Block Watch Grant Program application.  This training covers registration in the Grants Management System (GMS), creating a new application, entering budgets, uploading documentation, printing reports, and application submission.  Staff will also cover eligibility criteria, and be available to answer questions.

Date and times for the training workshops are as follows:

10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Sessions (Links to the meetings are on the City’s Block Watch Grant page)

� Thursday, November 5, 2020
� Friday, November 6, 2020
� Thursday, November 12, 2020
� Friday, November 13, 2020
� Monday, November 16, 2020
� Thursday, November 19, 2020
� Friday, November 20, 2020
� Monday, November 30, 2020
� Thursday, December 3, 2020

6:00 p.m. Sessions Sessions (Links to the meetings are on the City’s Block Watch Grant page)

�Thursday, November 12, 2020
�Thursday, November 19, 2020

The deadline to submit completed applications is Thursday, December 3, 2020, by 4:00 p.m. Arizona local time.

If you have any questions, please call NBWGP staff at 602-262-6131.

Hey folks, this message on Friday 10-16 from the City of Phoenix:

Attention City of Phoenix Water Services customers: Phoenix Water Services customers have received notices at their home with the information to call back to schedule a time to allow someone to enter their homes to check the quality of their water. This is a scam!

#PHXWater employees do not go door to door to check on the quality of your water and they will not enter your home.

Never allow anyone to enter your home without verifying who they are. If you have any questions regarding City Services or want to verify any notices you receive, you may call Phoenix Customer Services Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 602-266-6251.

In 1984, October was designated as Crime Prevention Month through a Presidential proclamation. Since then, NCPC (National Crime Prevention Council) has been working with local law enforcement, government agencies, civic groups, schools, businesses, and other organizations to help them spread the word about crime prevention and personal safety. With shrinking law enforcement budgets across the country, the role that each of us can play in preventing crime is more important than ever.

Our country faces challenges similar to those that led to the creation of McGruff. That is why, for 40 years, his message has been to urge everyone young and old to do their part to “Take A Bite Out Of Crime®.” Join NCPC as we celebrate Crime Prevention Month 2020 as well as McGruff’s milestones.

We are counting on you to help spread the word in your community. Email or visit NCPC’s Crime Prevention Month landing page to learn more.

9-12-2020 Back the Blue Cactus Park (Click image for more)

Random Gunfire

is becoming a common occurrence and is extremely dangerous! 

We have re-posted the below from a United Neighbors Block Watch message:

Repeatedly, I am receiving text messages and emails from residents reporting they heard gunfire in their area which is very concerning.  There are also numerous posts on Next Door about gunfire with many neighbors chiming in that they heard it.  The problem is that few people are calling 911 to report it.  I have no doubt that the offender could be located if everyone worked together to call and report so that the area could be narrowed down.  

With enough input from witnesses and working together, it could be a crime that could be solved.  It’s good to let me know and it’s good to post the report on Next Door.  But, please call 911 first!  

In driving the neighborhood, it appears there are a number of vacant houses.  If you notice an empty house on your street, please be observant and watch for illegal activity or the property not being maintained.  

I am anxious to get back together with regular meetings but in the meantime, I appreciate everything that individuals are doing to help each other during this crisis.

This site is funded through a grant from the Neighborhood Block Watch Grant Program