Location: Lansing Police Department (2710 170th Street)
by Melanie Jongsma
LANSING, Ill. (April 21, 2019) – The Village of Lansing is divided into four beats, as shown on the map above. Each beat has a Neighborhood Watch meeting four times a year, led by a Lieutenant from the Lansing Police Department. This year all meetings take place in the Lansing Police Department Courtroom, at 2710 170th Street. Any Lansing resident can participate in any Neighborhood Watch meeting—renters, homeowners, landlords, and businesses are all welcome.
2019 Neighborhood Watch meetings
The Beat 1 Team Leader is Lt. Mizner: firstname.lastname@example.org
- February 19, 6:30pm
- April 23, 6:30pm
- August 21, 6:30pm
- November 12, 6:30pm
The Beat 2 Team Leader is Lt. Hoving: email@example.com
- February 21, 6:30pm
- May 16, 6:30pm
- September 5, 6:30pm
- November 21, 6:30pm
The Beat 3 Team Leader is Lt. Biron: firstname.lastname@example.org
- March 13, 6:30pm
- April 24, 6:30pm
- July 3, 6:30pm
- October 23, 6:30pm
The Beat 4 Team Leader is Lt. Schoon: email@example.com
- March 21, 6:30pm
- June 20, 6:30pm
- September 26, 6:30pm
- December 19, 6:30pm
Benefits to residents
Data show that Neighborhood Watches dramatically decrease the number of burglaries and related offenses because they help rebuild community connections and encourage neighbors to look out for one another. The reduction in crime increases confidence, and the enhanced relationships increase civic pride. The long-term effect is that new families and businesses are attracted to the community.
Benefits to police
At a typical Neighborhood Watch meeting, the officer serving as Team Leader will distribute a Crime Blotter that shows recent activity in the beat. This information is also posted on the Village website. Residents are encouraged to ask questions and provide additional information.
The Lansing Police Department appreciates having informed citizens keep watch in their neighborhoods. When people know what to look for, their calls to police are more informative. Neighborhood Watches also give police a network for disseminating information and keeping the public informed about problems.