City of Orlando honors neighborhood watch groups with street signs

ORLANDO, Fla. — Neighborhood watch groups across the country serve as eyes and ears for their neighbors and help local police departments spot suspicious activity.

On Monday, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Police Chief Orlando Rolón and city commissioners Regina Hill and Tony Ortiz unveiled the Neighborhood Watch of the Year signs for 2020 and 2021.

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The 2020 Honoree, the Rock Lake Neighborhood Watch Group has been actively promoting crime prevention and neighborhood watch for more than 20 years.

The Rock Lake Neighborhood Watch Group’s priority is to keep their neighborhood welcoming, extending their reach into the neighboring community of Lake Lorna Doone.

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It also supports their neighborhood centers’ after-school and summer programs as well as the neighborhood Early Learning Center at West Lakes.

That sign is located at the corner of Concord Street and North Orange Blossom Trail.

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The 2021 Honoree, the Montclair Manor Neighborhood Watch Group regularly checks up on its elderly neighbors and attributes its success to its strong partnership with OPD and the mayor’s office.

That sign is located at the corner of Pecos Street and South Semoran Boulevard.

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City of Orlando residents can start a neighborhood watch group for their street, block, neighborhood, apartment complex or condominium community by contacting the Orlando Police Department at orlando.gov/police.

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