The introduction of National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime” in 1984, began an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and sends a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. NATW’s National Night Out program culminates annually, on the first Tuesday of August (In Texas, the first Tuesday of October).
Look through some photos of our last event!
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Every year the board hosts a giant Easter egg hunt for the children of Wedgwood East and surrounding areas. This year we had face painters, tons of food, prizes, and Easter baskets. This is a great way to meet new people, connect with other neighborhoods, and to just have fun!
Check out photos from this years event below!
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Yard of the Month was created to promote goodwill and reward exemplary lawn care in the community. The purpose of the program is to recognize neighbors who demonstrate above-average efforts in maintaining their property, thereby contributing to the overall appearance of the neighborhood at large. This is a great award and the program is administered entirely by volunteers.
Neighbors decorate their houses with lights, statues, and any other festive decor to win first place in one of three categories; Religious, Traditional, and Winter Wonderland. Wedgwood East members drive through the neighborhood rating houses while enjoying the light shows and possible snowfall. Winners receive a goody bag and bragging rights for the rest of the season!
Fort Worth Citizens on Patrol (also known as Code Blue) was started 20 years ago as a crime fighting initiative. This involves specially trained citizens in the Fort Worth area, patrolling their local neighborhoods by foot, personal vehicles, or bicycles acting as the eyes and ears of the FWPD. The goal of the Code Blue Program is to provide a physical presence in our neighborhoods while calling in and reporting any suspicious activities, graffiti, curfew violations, and many other significant events.
Wedgwood East has several neighbors that volunteer their time to patrol our neighborhood to help reduce crime. You can join a "ride-a-long", as an "observer", with no training needed. To be more than an "observer" requires training. You also receive a fuel expense reimbursement.
COP Training involves the following:
The trained Citizen on Patrol member receives a COP shirt, identification badge, baseball hat & windbreaker (upon availability). At the Wedgwood East COP meetings we learn about the latest news in our Wedgwood area followed by a question and answer session with our Neighborhood Patrol Officer (NPO), Daniel Adoboe.
We look forward to you joining our team!
Please contact: Sabrina.Koch2015@gmail.com to send in your COP applications and to get additional training information!
*If you have already completed the application process but need to attend the training, please let me know and I can get you in touch with the South Division coordinator who can assist you in moving forward.