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Tue, Aug 02



Alert Neighbor Program | Milwaukee 2022

Neighborhoods throughout the city of Milwaukee are eligible for participation. Depending on the number of applications received, funding will be prioritized based on an analysis of drug complaint data by the Milwaukee Police Department.

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Alert Neighbor Program | Milwaukee 2022
Alert Neighbor Program | Milwaukee 2022

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Aug 02, 2022, 5:00 PM CDT


About the event

What is the Alert Neighbor Program?

The Alert Neighbor Program (ANP) is a pilot program that promotes collaboration between residents, the City of Milwaukee, and other neighborhood partners to address crime and safety issues (especially mobile drug activity) in Milwaukee neighborhoods.

The ANP will provide funding for cameras, lighting, signage, and other crime prevention improvements to neighborhoods with organized groups of residents to address crime and safety issues in an effort to improve the quality of life in their neighborhood.

How will the Alert Neighbor Program work and what will be expected of residents who participate in the program?

Participating neighborhoods will be expected to:

  • Work together with the Milwaukee Police Department and other partners to identify safety issues in their neighborhood and develop solutions to address them. These solutions will include physical improvements (e.g., cameras, lighting, signage) as well as resident involvement strategies (e.g., working with MPD to address criminal activity, neighborhood meetings, neighborhood improvement projects).
  • Contribute to the cost of the safety improvements installed in their neighborhood
  • Recruit and encourage neighbor participation in the Program

How will neighborhoods be chosen to participate in the program?

Since this is a pilot program with limited funding, in the first year it is likely that 10-15 neighborhoods will be selected to participate in the program.

Neighborhoods submitting applications will be chosen based on the existing presence of organized and active neighborhood block watches or groups, or residents who are interested in forming block watches or groups to address safety issues in their neighborhood, and the ability to provide the matching funds required by the program.

If the number of neighborhoods that apply for the program exceeds the funding that is available, applications will be prioritized based on an analysis of drug complaint data by the Milwaukee Police Department.

How do we apply for the program and what are the basic requirements for participation?

There will be a simple application process for resident groups interested in participation in the pilot program. Basic requirements will include a commitment of at least eight households that have worked together, or are willing to work together to improve conditions in their neighborhood, a commitment to contribute 5% of the cost of safety improvements in their neighborhood or $20/resident, whichever is less.

Who should we contact with questions about the Alert Neighbor Program?

If you have any questions about the program, you can contact: Patricia Ruiz-Cantu City of Milwaukee (414) 286-5626.




To apply for funding please print and fill out the proposed project form (PDF). Submit completed form to Patricia Ruiz-Cantu at City Hall, Room 606.

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