Join Shaw’s Safety Committee!

By Emma Klues | No Comments

Shaw Residents! The Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association (SNIA) has a Safety Committee that would love your participation. Paul Fehler is leading the charge and is looking for 3-5 more individuals to commit 30 minutes per month. The main task is to adopt the Neighborhood Ownership Model used by the city, which includes 3 main activities:   1) Citizens on Patrol, also known as walking around the neighborhood; 2) Court watch, also known as writing letters… Read More

And, we’re back…

By Laura Kinsell-Baer | No Comments

Some odds and ends: 1) The new website is live!  Special thanks to David Ray for his hard work.  Look for a revamped site, soon! 2) We have a slew of new and returning committees that could use your support, wherever you feel led to serve: website/communications, membership, outreach, art fair, dog park, marketing/public relations, beautification, safety/security. 3) We continue to enjoy a strong working relationship with our friends at the… Read More

More On Citizen Patrols – from KMOV-TV 4

By Laura Kinsell-Baer | No Comments

In light of this weekend’s workshop, I’ve been asked how the proposed Shaw safety model will work.  This story from Channel 4 does a great job of showing how Lafayette Square started the model, and how Dutchtown and Tower Grove South are implementing it. I hope to see all of you this Saturday 10AM at The Word at Shaw (4265 Shaw Ave.). Read More

Shaw Safety Workshop June 18th

By Laura Kinsell-Baer | No Comments

Just a reminder that we’re hosting a workshop 10AM June 18th at The Word At Shaw.  To be clear, we’re recruiting volunteers to build a safety model patterned after Lafayette Square’s successful safety committee.  The city is so committed to this model, that Chief Dan Isom, of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department has promised every neighborhood that adopts this model its own neighborhood liason officer.  Read more, in the attached flyer. Shaw Neighborhood… Read More

Grassroots Safety And Security – Get Involved

By Laura Kinsell-Baer | No Comments

At Monday night’s general meeting, we heard from Mike Petetit, chair of Lafayette Square’s safety committee.  The neighborhood’s approach to crime has proven wildly successful for them, taking them from the 27th safest neighborhood to the 9th safest in two years.  Without a taxing district. This is so much more than citizen patrols. The approach involves everything from “observe and report” methods that have worked so well for Shaw in the past, to timely impact… Read More