Ever drive by a building near your child’s school and spot graffiti? Ever find a turned-over shopping cart while walking your dog through the neighborhood?
The City of Lakewood knows it happens, based in large part on what it has heard from residents. Now, Lakewood Police and Community Safety Resource Team are giving residents an immediate, easy way to inform the City about these eyesores.
People can now simply send an e-mail whenever they spot graffiti and junk or an abandoned shopping cart in their neighborhood.
Here’s how it works:
- If residents spot graffiti, junk, etc., in the public right-of-way of their neighborhood, they can e-mail email@example.com . Please include the location.
- If residents spot rogue shopping carts in their neighborhood, they can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include the location of the carts, as well as to which store they belong, i.e., “Target cart off Main Street and Gravelly Lake Drive.”
And that’s it! The e-mail will go directly to the CSRT – which is designed to solve problems that are unique to each neighborhood district in Lakewood. The CSRT will then work to address the problem cited in the e-mail as soon as possible.
“This is a great way to solve neighborhood issues at a neighborhood level,” Police Chief Bret Farrar said. “Residents are serving as the eyes and ears of their neighborhoods, and it’s a fast, easy way to tell us about two problems that people don’t like to see.”
“This is just another example of how the City of Lakewood is working with residents to solve neighborhood issues,” he added.
Click here for more information on the City of Lakewood’s CSRT.