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Neighbourhood Eye

What is Neighbourhood Eye?

Neiighbourhood eye LogoThe City of Grande Prairie Crime Prevention has established Neighbourhood Eye, a neighbourhood patrol initiative. This program will allow residents to actively play a role in the prevention of crime and to enhance their neighbourhoods. Residents will:
  • Form walking patrols and be a visible presence in your neighbourhood
  • Spot graffiti, broken equipment, burnt out lights, potholes and more
  • Get to know their neighbourhood and neighbours
  • Recognize good neighbour deeds and be a positive influence in the neighbourhood
  • Recommend coordinated walks with community members once a week with minimum 2 people

GETTING STARTED

You only need a few neighbours to get the walking patrol started. Your patrol can be made up of neighbours, family or friends for a walk anytime of the day or week.
  1. Go to your Neighbourhood Association Facebook page to see if a Neighbourhood Eye Group is linked. Join the group. This group is where you can create events, join patrols and share community safety ideas or concerns. 
  2. Post in Comment that you would like to join the Neighbourhood Eye to collect your Patrol Kit. The kit includes your vest. Sign the waiver and email it to neighbourhoodeye@cityofgp.com
  3. Any questions or if you would like more information, email neighbourhoodeye@cityofgp.com with your name and the neighbourhood you live in.
  4. Create an event on your Neighbourhood Eye page to set up a patrol, or place a post in comments to arrange a time to meet with your neighbours. 

It's always so important to report anything you've come across that is suspicious or requires attention. Click for reporting guidelines to know who you should call and when. Equally important is to always patrol with someone else. The link to the Tip Sheet will give you some great pointers. Not sure what to look for? Click for a list of what to look for

Be sure to invite your neighbours to join you! Cards are available that direct your neighbours on how they can get involved. Cards are available through your Patrol Lead or emailing neighbourhoodeye@cityofgp.com. Remember, the more visible you are, the better. Your Neighbourhood Eye is also social, active and inclusive. 

Recruiting

If your neighbourhood does not already have a Facebook group, you can help get one started! Residents who are interested in getting involved in the Neighbourhood Eye initiative are asked to contact neighbourhoodeye@cityofgp.com and provide us with your full name and the neighbourhood you reside in.

Reporting

Neighbourhood Association Quadrant Maps

The City of Grande Prairie has developed quadrant maps for each Neighbourhood Association to use. These will come into play if you have a Neighbourhood Eye group and are planning your walks.

Last updated: 10/24/2018 3:25:12 PM