We have several programs in place to maintain and improve the safety of Sherwood Forest. To learn more about any of these, use the sections below. You may also apply for services or volunteer to help in any of these areas by using these sections.
The Board of Directors of the Sherwood Forest Association contracts for the services of a professional security provider. Our patrol drivers use a combination of marked and unmarked vehicles to patrol the neighborhood for a specified number of hours that is determined by our membership level. However, since our current security provider patrols in adjacent neighborhoods as well, a patrol driver is available to respond immediately to an emergency situation in any one of the neighborhoods on a 24-7 basis. Patrol drivers provide a designated member of the Board of Directors of the Sherwood Forest Association with daily electronic logs of the calls and incidents to which they respond in the Sherwood Forest neighborhood.
We have found that this service has been effective in keeping crime low in Sherwood Forest.
When compared to private security services in other neighborhoods, the Sherwood Forest Patrol is unique for several reasons.
The neighborhood, through the elected fifteen-member Board of Directors of the Sherwood Forest Association, contracts for the services of a professional security provider. At the end of each day’s shift, the patrol driver on duty provides a written report to a manager who is one of our own residents. Our driver patrols exclusively in the Sherwood Forest neighborhood.
This unique arrangement gives the greatest possible control to our resident members, while leaving the day-to-day operations to a highly efficient professional security service. We have found that this system works: crime is low in Sherwood Forest.
Because Sherwood Forest is a Special Assessment District (S.A.D), the patrol is paid for by funds collected by the city in your summer taxes.
We have implemented an incident reporting system in the neighborhood. We would like residents to report crimes, suspicious activities and nuisances. We will combine data from the incident reports with information from the Twelfth Precinct and the Sherwood Forest Patrol activity logs to determine what is happening, where and when activities are taking place so that we can coordinate action plans with the Detroit Police Department and the neighborhood patrol. To fill out an incident report click here or use the “Incident Report” button.
We continue to maintain a close working relationship between our neighborhood and the Detroit Police Department. We are providing names, responsibilities and phone numbers for some key members of the 12th Precinct.
1441 W. Seven Mile Road (first block west of Woodward)
Commander: Duane Love
Community Relations: Sergeant Shirley Bledsoe (call between 9am and 5pm at (313) 596-1221)
Call 911 directly in the event of an emergency. Do not call the precinct.
The primary goal of this plan is to attract new homeowners to Sherwood Forest, but a related goal is to protect and maintain our unoccupied homes so they will be attractive to potential home buyers. This strategic action plan requires the active involvement of all residents to achieve these two goals: See a plan to protect vacant properties and a plan to attract new homeowners to Sherwood Forest.
Encourage residents to use our new email address to report on vacant homes, firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: We recognize that many of our residents already have assumed informally the role of home monitor. We must formalize the process to make sure that every home is covered and that the SFA is getting up-to-date information on the status of our vacant homes.