Posts Tagged ‘Safety and Security’

The Safe Home program is returning to Forest Park Southeast this summer. The deadline for applications is July 31st, 2016.




Our Block Captains work with the residents to help build a sense of safety and security in Forest Park Southeast. They also work with law enforcement, to bring the community and the police closer together. Watch this video to get a better sense of how the Block Captain Initiative helps to make FPSE a safer neighborhood to live, work, and play in.

If you are interested in becoming the Captain of your block, please fill out the application by following the link below. Download the application and send it via email within the application, or mail it to 4400 Chouteau Ave.

Block Captain Application

-Dalton Davidson, Safety and Security Intern



There has been a large increase in burglaries in the Forest Park Southeast Neighborhood this year. Through the months of January and February there were 12 burglaries, in comparison to 5 burglaries during the same period last year. In light of these burglaries we would like to remind residents to be safe and take some preventative steps. Follow our link here to be directed towards our home burglary prevention tips, or find it under the Crime Prevention Tips menu above. Stay safe this spring and keep an eye out for more news as we move further along in the year.

-Dalton Davidson. Safety and Security Intern

Spring has sprung!  I know I’m out in the yard more and more each day.  While we are all excited about getting back out there and watching all of the beautiful new colors popping up in our yards and around town, we also need to be mindful and diligent.  Often we are working in the garden, and we have the garage doors up, and our lawn tools are out, or we step inside to grab something quickly and the next thing we know twenty minutes later we return to find the lawnmower has disappeared, or the leaf blower has “walked” away!  Yikes!  None of us want to experience this, but unfortunately, some of you have.



Bike Patrols


We are taking a survey to know what type of police-community engagement events you would like to see in FPSE! Click on the link below to be taken to the survey. We appreciate your time and your feedback. For more information on some of the responses follow the links listed below for each response or read the brief description.




National Night Out (NNO): A nationwide event that is based around building ties and strengthening relationships between police and the community. This event can be done many ways, but it usually consists of a block party where police come and enjoy spending time with members of the community. There are usually games, food, and lots of fun. And it’s nationwide!

Coffee with Cops: This event happens many times throughout the year already in St. Louis, but we would like to possibly do a similar one here in FPSE. Police spend their free time and talk informally with citizens, answering questions about their job or just making small talk.

Sports with Cops: A police-hosted community event where police play sports with members of the community to build ties and strengthen relationships with the community.

Community Dialogue: An event where police and the community can have an open conversation about what police do, why they do what they do, and some of the techniques they use on the job.

Also complete our poll on our twitter page by following the link below:






Dalton Davidson, Safety and Security Intern


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We are happy to announce we have just launched a Twitter account to become more accessible on mobile devices. Follow us for quick safety and security updates in FPSE. We will also post our crime tips on this account, so follow us for the latest tips on keeping your belongings, your family, and yourself safe.


— Dalton Davidson, Safety and Security Intern

We often talk about victims of crime in our communities.  Though many times we may not be talking about witnesses.  

This post will cover some of the basics you should know when reporting a crime you have witnessed.


Become Involved!

Be a block captain

We need FPSE residents to help their community by becoming Block Captains. It is rewarding and important to the community, and with a brand new application process it is quick and easy to apply!

For more information on what it’s like to be a Block Captain in FPSE click here.

Click the link below to apply to be a Block Captain for your block!








-Dalton Davidson, Safety and Security Intern

Channel 4 News ran a two-part story on gun violence and the disconnect between what offenders are doing and what judges are handing down as sentences in response to those crimes.  As your Neighborhood Advocate my hope is that you look at this story and you continue the conversation about where your voice as a community falls in this conversation.  Please know that my efforts as your Neighborhood Advocate are to take your concerns about these issues to the courts directly, to share your collective voice and to ensure that this neighborhood is doing its part to say NO to violent crime.

Please know that as your Neighborhood Advocate I am available to assist those in our community that are struggling with the after effects of crime (violent or not).  If you or someone you know in the FPSE community are dealing with the aftermath of crime and need assistance please contact me at the number, or e-mail below.

If you would like to participate in the Court or Victim Advocacy Teams, attend a training or have further questions about how I can help you as a victim of a crime, please contact me.

Carolyn Compton, BSW


447 N. Euclid, St. Louis, MO 63108