We are pleased to report that as of April 28, 2017, the six CYNW zones all submitted their grant close-out reports to the City of Memphis, officially ending the one-year grant cycle that funded the launch of the camera program! We remain grateful to the City of Memphis for its partnership and confidence in us. It has been our pleasure to work with the greater Memphis Area Neighborhood Watch program, and we were honored to be a part of the inaugural group of grant award recipients. Now that the grant cycle is over, the CYNW prepares to embark upon a new chapter of growth and innovation. As we continue on with private funding through local donations, we hope to see our neighbors pitching in and helping out even more with lots of new new projects. Thanks again to the City of Memphis for a great year!
On Saturday, August 27, 2016, several members of the CYNW gathered to meet with Police Director Michael Rallings and his team at the Cooper Young Community Association. Director Rallings was curious about how things were going with the camera program, so we gave a short demonstration and a neighborhood tour. Director Rallings was very impressed! His exact words were, “This could be a game changer for the city.” Continue reading
After bidding farewell to former Police Director Toney Armstrong back in January, many residents of Cooper Young waited anxiously to learn who would take up this important post under the Strickland Administration. We were excited to learn this month that the new Police Director is a longtime veteran of the Memphis Police Department and friend of the CYNW: Michael Rallings! Continue reading
On Friday, April 29, 2016, the City of Memphis held its award ceremony to distribute funds to the 2016 Cycle I Neighborhood Crime Prevention Grant awardees. The ceremony took place at the Hall of Mayors in City Hall. All six of the CYNW Zone Coordinators attended to accept awards on behalf of their zones. We all enjoyed remarks from Mayor Strickland and Director Michael Rallings of the Memphis Police Department, both of whom expressed their sincere gratitude for the award recipients’ proactive stances on deterring crime in Memphis. Continue reading
The latest batch of neighborhood watch signs has finally arrived! Many have been asking about them on Nextdoor.com. We will post a distribution update ASAP. For anyone who requested a sign and doesn’t receive one sign before the January 6th meeting, we’ll be sure and get it to you then. Thanks for participating! And as always, if you’d like a sign for your yard, just let us know! Continue reading
by Jason G. Whitworth, Esq.
Nobody wants to think about crime – until you become a victim. Then it becomes hard to shake off that feeling of being violated. That is why we should all be thankful that Aaron James and other concerned neighbors have taken up this crusade to crank back up a renewed Cooper-Young Neighborhood Watch program. For every crime that can be prevented, there will be one less family who will experience that sense of vulnerability inside their own home. Continue reading