The Watch

Milwood Neighborhood Association has an active Neighborhood Watch program. We work hard to keep you informed of neighborhood crime or mischief. Our goal is to have 100% participation in the neighborhood. Staying alert keeps you, your neighbors, and your property safe.

We are always looking for volunteers to act as block captains for their street. If you are interested in being a block captain or want to learn more, please click here. Here is the current block captain list. If you don't see a block captain for your street, please consider volunteering. It's easy, practically painless, and an important part of keeping the neighborhood safe. It's also a great excuse to meet all your neighbors!

For general information or to report a non-emergency situation, please dial 3-1-1.

For emergencies of any kind, please dial 9-1-1.

If you have a question or complaint about general upkeep of a home (tall grass, dilapidated fencing, abandoned vehicles, etc.), please contact the City of Austin Code Compliance department or dial 3-1-1.

Consider registering with as well.

Click Here for GREAT TIPS from our Last Crime Prevention Training by Mary Rudrig with

Below are some great resources to download:
Welcome to the Neighborhood
What YOU can do to help create a safe neighborhood
Neighborhood Safety Tips – ALERT and Do Your Five
Solicitor Safety
Do Your Five Form
Avoid Car Theft
What Is Neighborhood Watch

Resources for Block Captains: (Click here to inquire about becoming a Block Captain)
Block Captain Form for the City of Austin
Welcome to the Neighborhood Watch
Neighborhood Watch Manual 2015
Block Alert Flyer
Auto Break-in Alert Flyer
Watch Party Invite

2 Responses to The Watch

  1. Cynthia Schultz says:

    There were at least two car break-ins on Pelham last night (3/1). Both cars were unlocked.
    Thieves appear to be walking through the neighborhood at night, trying cars to see if they’re open, and going through and stealing whatever they could find. This is not the first time it’s happened.
    I suspect kids because what was stolen was not something they could get much money for (phone chargers, cables, a GPS, some change, Polaris pocket knife, and for some reason, an electronic car key).
    If anyone has security cameras, I’m sure the police would like to have a look.
    If you see someone with a Polaris (the snowmobile/4 wheeler company) pocket knife, it was probably stolen. It’s red and has a little black sleeve. It’s pretty unique and, while it has no monetary value, it belonged to my dad who passed away about a year ago. I’d like to have my stuff back.
    The cost of the car key replacement and programming makes the theft a felony, since the whole system needs to be reprogrammed. If I get it back, I will not press charges. If the police have to track the thieves down, it’s out of my hands.

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