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Get a Home Security Survey and protect your home

city-of-little-rock-logoCity of Little Rock Community Oriented Policing Officer, Officer Charles Nellums is extending an invitation to residents who live within the East Broadway Alert Center jurisdiction (which includes the Pettaway Community) to receive a FREE Home Security Survey.

A Home Security Survey is a critical on-sight examination of a property to determine what the present security
status is, identify any deficiencies or excesses of security, determine what level of protection is needed, and make
recommendations to improve the overall security of the premises.

Officer Nellums will come to your home and provide a security survey to assist you in securing your home.  If you are interested please contact Officer Charles Nellums directly at cnellums@littlerock.org and/or contact the Alert Center at 501.376.3406.

Community Oriented Policing Officer

Community Oriented Police (COPP) officers work out of the Neighborhood Alert Centers to develop a working relationship with neighbors for overall safety and crime reduction. The Little Rock Police Department implemented the program, originally consisting of nineteen (19) Police Officers assigned to intensified patrols in various neighborhoods throughout the City, in June 1992. These original patrols areas were selected on the basis of citizen requests for service concerning targeted offenses (drug, property crimes), crime statistics, the proximity of schools and recreational facilities, and the anticipated locations of Alert Centers. Depending upon the specific areas and the terrain, these Officers either walk, ride a bicycle, or ride a horse to accomplish their patrols. Officers on horseback are often assigned to parks or hilly areas of the City. The Bicycle Officers are often assigned to central portions of the City where the streets are flatter and there are fewer sidewalks. The foot patrols are assigned to neighborhoods much smaller in size where they can be visible and serve as a crime deterent.

Although Officers in the community policing program work substantially smaller beats, community oriented policing is not simply a “cop on a small beat” program. Instead, the smaller beats provide residents with the opportunity to get to know an Officer and for the Officer to meet neighbors and become aware of neighborhood issues and dynamics. The program fosters bonds between the citizens of the neighborhoods and the Police Officers who serve them, opens new channels of communications and understanding, and provides neighborhoods with an effective resource tool to assist in improvements in the physical appearance, safety and sense of security in the neighborhood. As community oriented policing is to be a pro-active approach to fighting crime and an attempt to get to the root causes of problems, COPP Officers are encouraged to actively participate in neighborhood activities and projects and to explore solutions to area problems beyond the traditional law enforcement framework.         (excerpt taken from www.littlerock.org, City of Little Rock)

Phenomena of Change 2nd Friday Art Night Show, February 8th featuring Lee Cowan, Mary Ann Stafford and Maria Botti Villegas

flyer for artists Feb 2013

Design Group invites you to an exclusive performance of Gee’s Bend Tuesday, January 29, 2013 – You pay special discounted price of $20


Mosaic Templars Cultural Center Black History Month Celebration begins Saturday, February 2, 2013 with “Speak Now Poetry Series

BHM 2013 Flyer

UALR 2013 Black History Events beginning Monday, February 4, 2012 with actor Taraji P. Henson


Neighborhood Connections Meeting January 26, 2013

Neighborhood Connections Meeting


January 26, 2012

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Willie L. Hinton Neighborhood Resource Center, 3805 West 12th Street

(Corner of Pine and West 12th Street) 


8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.               Continental Breakfast

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.               Call To Order – Rick Daes, President

Pledge of Allegiance

Acknowledgement of Elected Officials

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.               City Wide Clean Up

Suzanne Hirrel, KLR Beautiful

9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.               Neighborhood Leadership Training/Announcement

Dr. David Sink

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.               Love Your Block Update

Andre’ Bernard

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.             NUSA Update/fundraiser

Andre’ Bernard/Victor Turner

10:00.m. – 10:15 a.m.             Meadowbrook NA – HindmanPark Community Service presentation

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.           Neighborhood Issues and Concerns

10:30 a.m.                               Adjourn



Sign Up for City of Little Rock Neighborhood Leadership Training

city-of-little-rock-logoCITY OF LITTLE ROCK

City Manager’s Office



Six, two-hour sessions from 6:00 to 8:00 on Wednesday nights, beginning February 6 and ending March 15, 2013.

No charge!  A light dinner will be served each evening at 5:30.  All classes will be held at the Hinton Neighborhood Resource Center at 12th and Pine Streets.

Class Topics 

  • Planning and implementing neighborhood building 
  • Organizing and leading your neighborhood association 
  • Creating a safe, clean, and attractive neighborhood 
  • Working with city hall 
  • Creating, sharing, and understanding information 
  • Solving problems, making a difference 

To apply for admission, contact David Sink at dwsink@ualr.edu or 569-8548


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