Citizens Patrol Watch

When the group originally formed, it was called the Community Radio Watch.  These early pioneer volunteers {D0C18ADC-F461-4BA8-934C-D058E1F00E6C}_Webpatrolled the city using CB Radios for communication.

With the emergence of the gang problem in the early 1990’s, the group reorganized as a more community involved group. Members assisted with removing gang graffiti and put on crime prevention seminars for residents.  It was at this time that the name was changed to Citizens Patrol Watch (CPW).

The group is made up entirely of volunteers.  The amount of time each member decides to devote to the group is strictly up to the member.  Some are heavily involved while others choose to help out once a year with a particular event.

Though patrolling of neighborhoods is still a vital function, the CPW also performs a wide variety of community work throughout the city.

Volunteers are not Police Officers.  Their role is to report any possible crime activity that they may observe while patrolling.  Volunteers are not allowed to get our of their vehicles during patrols or take any action. 

Some of the community work the CPW performs are:

  • Weekly Patrols
  • Graffiti Removal
  • Blood Drives
  • Angel’s Night Patrols
  • Lincoln Park Days
  • Downriver Cruise
  • School Family Nights
  • Business Expo

Contact Information
1394 Cleophus
Lincoln Park, MI  48146

Office: (313) 381-3207
Fax:  (313) 381-3217
Email the CPW