Neighborhood Safety

KEEPING OUR NEIGHBORHOOD SAFE AND PLEASANT

In Historic Kenwood, we believe that one of the benefits of fostering a strong sense of community is that we collectively strengthen our neighborhood and watch out for one another. Like most urban areas, St. Petersburg has its share of individuals who don't abide by the law.  So we do everything we can to make sure that our neighborhood is safe and comfortable.
 

3 New Ways To Communicate
With The St. Pete. police. 

If you have an emergency, always call 911.
If you have a non-emergency, there is still
the non-emergency number 727- 893-7780.
However, there are 3 new avenues to give and get information. 

  1. The St. Petersburg Police Department Joined Nextdoor! 

The St. Pete Police is using the social media site Nextdoor (www.nextdoor.com), the private social network for neighborhoods, to improve citywide and neighbor-to-neighbor communications. The Police Department’s Community Service Officers are assigned to specific Nextdoor neighborhoods and will be able to work together to increase safety and strengthen virtual neighborhood watch. Residents will be able to send messages directly to that officer. Our neighborhood already uses this site as a forum and to find trustworthy local resources, organize neighborhood events, such as garage sales and block parties, and get assistance to find lost pets and promote items for sale/free and inquire about items for purchase. 

  1. Tip411 - Completely Anonymous Police Tips 

You can submit an anonymous tip to the St. Petersburg Police Department by either text message or using a web form. To submit an anonymous tip to the St. Petersburg Police Department using the tip-411 web form go to www.police.stpete.org/. To submit an anonymous tip via text message, text SPPD and your tip to 847411 (tip411). You must put SPPD in the beginning of the text so it goes to our police dept. It is monitored 24/7 and they will respond to you. 

      3. Stat Map

The St. Petersburg Police Department has replaced “Lexis Nexis" with the new "Stat Map". This interactive tool displays the locations of citizen requests, including those submitted to our Mayor’s Action Center and via SeeClickFix, as well the locations of code violations and police calls for service. his tool allows you to view the concerns people in and around your neighborhood have, create alerts for any new reports, and see changes over time. You can also highlight specific activity in council districts and neighborhoods. Under Pins, see the trends in reports for Police Calls, Code Violations or SeeClickFix. Create an alert for a particular area by creating an account, typing an address or selecting an area. You can then decide how big you want to make your watch area. Stat Map will give you greater access to the information we collect, while helping us to see trends within our community. It works great on all home computers. 

We are the eyes and ears of our neighborhood. Let’s help the police keep our neighborhood safe. We encourage residents to take appropriate steps to protect themselves and their property. Here are a few of the resources available:

  • Kenwood Neighborhood Watch - Our Watch is done as a part of the Historic Kenwood Neighborhood Association. We provide neighborhood watch signs and offer KenwoodAlerts and Connections which are frequent emails that provide timely information on recent activities, potential problems, and tips on what to watch for and how to report suspicious activity. The alerts also provide information on hurricane preparedness and other issues that impact the safety and well-being of our residents. Contact: KenwoodAlert@aol.com to sign up.

  • Yard Signs - These are small signs that we in our yards or attach to a back fence to let everyone know that we watch out for neighbors and call on anything suspicious. Contact KenwoodAlert@aol.com to get one of these signs.

  • St. Petersburg Police Department - This website has a lot of crime prevention info and places to seek help in  number of ways.

  • St. Petersburg Police Neighborhood Crime Watch - This website is filled with prevention tips.

 A FEW BASIC SAFETY TIPS

  • Lock up! - Keep your home, your car, your shed, and your bicyles locked. Most thefts and attempted thefts in Historic Kenwood occur because property is not locked. Don't leave anything of vaue in your car.

  • Report suspicious activity - The police WANT us to report suspicions before they turn into crimes, and they follow through quickly. Call the police non-emergency line: 727-893-7780. For true emergencies, call 911.

  • Light your property and house number - Lights deter criminals, and a well-lit house number enables the police to find you quickly.

  • Say hello! - Speak to everyone you see. Greetings make for a friendly neighborhood, and they also let potential troublemakers know they've been noticed.

  • Carry your cell phone - And program in the police non-emergency number: 727-893-7780.

  • Keep your car keys beside your bed - Sound your car alarm if you spot an intruder.

  • Get your free security inspection, and adopt recommendations - Request the community police officer to come to your home and give you a free home security survey. Then adopt the recommendations.