Neighborhood Watch Initiative in the Works: Letter to the Editor

Local activist Heather Shaw is gathering support from city leaders and police, and will host a "Community Awareness" meeting to address crime and drug activity in Cuyahoga Falls.


Editor's Note: The following was submitted by Cuyahoga Falls resident Heather Shaw. 

I am starting an initiative to help raise awareness about the community's growing crime and drug problem. 

As I started to get information about neighborhood watches and community awareness programs, I realized we as a community don't have any.  

I know the majority of Cuyahoga Falls citizens want to get more involved, but they may not know where to look for certain information, or are just hesitant to speak up. 

I think this is going to be a major step forward for our community to come together and show the people who are committing these crimes that we are not going to put up with it anymore.  

A formal "Community Awareness" meeting is in the process of being set up. I do have some Cuyahoga Falls City Council members involved and some members of our police department who are interested in the initiative. 

I'm also planning on having a meeting with Mayor Don Robart before I convene the awareness meeting.     

So, please, if anyone has suggestions, don't hesitate to pass them along. My email is sunniehs@sbcglobal.net.

This is going to take our whole community to get this going.  


Heather Shaw   

Adam C. Miller January 30, 2013 at 11:13 PM
Keep us posted ;)
unknownauthor January 31, 2013 at 04:37 PM
I plan on it. I am going to need many volunteers to get this going.
Lou Schott February 06, 2013 at 02:40 PM
Heather, The research shows that when neighbors know each other then the neighborhood is safer. The police depend on the people in a neighborhood to keep them informed. We have the tools (like the Internet) to keep each other informed. And yet, we have subtle silent undertows that keep us from creating completely safe neighborhoods. I support your leadership in this initiative. lschott1@gmail.com
unknownauthor February 06, 2013 at 06:07 PM
Thanks Lou, I have found so much information and can't wait to share it with the community. We plan on starting the ward meetings in March.


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