Neighborhood Watch & Safety

The link below will take you to some helpful resources for our neighborhood. 

Neighborhood Packet

Ways to find out up-to-date information about crimes in our neighborhood:

Crime Mapping


January 2015:  A message from Officer Penni


Please be aware that the area police agencies are having a marked increase in credit card “skimmers” at gas pumps in the area.  There is a tri-county police agency meeting tomorrow to problem-solve this growing concern.  Please consider making a New Year’s Resolution to take your credit/debit card inside to pay INSTEAD  of “paying at the pump”. 

I know we lose a lot of convenience, especially in this weather; however, we gain in increased security of our credit cards and identity!!!

Please feel free to call or e-mail with any questions or concerns.

Officer Penni Elton

Community Services Officer
Lansing Police Department



November 2014 – A message from Neighborhood Watch and Safety

On behalf of Neighborhood Watch and Safety, this is just a reminder to keep your car doors locked, don’t leave cars running unattended, and if you are going out of town take precautions to keep your home safe.

Some suggestions are as follows:
– have a neighbor bring in your mail
– make footprints in the snow so it looks like you are home
– invest in motion lights/lights that are set to timers in your home
– ask a neighbor to check on your home for you
– complete the Vacation House Check form and submit to the LPD (officers will check on your home daily while you are gone – I have some of these forms if anyone is interested)


Michigan Child Protection Registry

Michigan families, especially minors, are becoming inundated with advertisements from alcohol, tobacco, pornography and gambling marketers through different internet and cell phone inboxes. Texting their advertisements is the newest marketing effort that many of these companies are using. Thankfully, the State of Michigan offers a free program to stop adult advertisements from reaching e-mails, mobile phones (text messaging) and instant messenger IDs. The Michigan Child Protection Registry, like the federal Do Not Call List, is a free do-not-contact service for Michigan’s families and schools and can be located at

To sign up only takes seconds. Just go to and keep your family safe.

1. What is the Michigan Child Protection Registry? The Michigan Child Protection Registry was created by the Michigan State Legislature in 2004 as a do-not-contact service for Michigan families. The Michigan Child Protection Registry is a free, state administered program that allows Michigan’s families to protect their households from adult-oriented messages.

2. What addresses are eligible for registration? You can register email addresses, mobile phone numbers, instant messenger IDs, and fax numbers.

3. What types of adult-oriented messages are my addresses protected from? Family’s that sign up their contact information are protected from messages that advertise pornography, tobacco, illegal drugs, alcohol, and gambling.

4. Does the registry only protect children? No. The Michigan Child Protection Registry can include: – Family addresses (both adults and children) – Addresses in a household where a child is present – School domains (students and educators)

5. How much does it cost to sign up my addresses? This is a free program offered to residents by the State of Michigan.

6. How do I sign up my addresses? Registering your addresses is quick and easy. Go to  and click “Protect Your Household Addresses”, and follow the steps to register your household addresses.

7. How can I send my friends information on how to register? To send your friends, family, co-workers and neighbor’s information on how to register, simply send them a “refer a friend” email after you register, and an automatic message on the Registry will be sent to their inbox.

8. How often do I need to renew the registration of my addresses? Registrations last for three years with the option to renew at any time. You will receive a notification email reminding you that the three year time period has expired.


A message from LPD

I know there may be a lot of questions and confusion regarding the new Sector-Based Policing. Please take a moment to review the attached Sector Maps and the assigned officers. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me by phone (517-483-6812) or e-mail

Officer Penni Elton

Sector list September 2014



A few helpful documents for you and your family:

Spring 2015 Crime Prevention Tips_Page_1 Spring 2015 Crime Prevention Tips_Page_2 Spring 2015 Crime Prevention Tips_Page_3 Spring 2015 Crime Prevention Tips_Page_4

Neighborhood Watch Personal Inventory

Neighborhood Watch Phone Numbers

Neighborhood Watch Residential Security

Neighborhood Watch Suspicious Persons