Anthem Neighborhood Watch (ANW) is committee that operates on their own, but also reports to and receives funding from the Anthem Community Council (ACC). These volunteers are dedicated to preventing crime in Anthem neighborhoods. An executive committee of nine members works together with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, Phoenix Police Department, North Valley Posse and Daisy Mountain Fire Department to provide information and training to volunteers and the community.
The motto “neighbors helping neighbors” is the underlying theme of ANW’s programs, which include providing information to help secure homes and property, volunteering at community events, updating residents, and implementing a block watch program to deter potential criminal activity. The goal of the block watch program is to have a block captain identified for every block in Anthem—a good neighbor who will help implement important safety and security tips one block at a time, one neighbor at a time.
getting arizona involved in neighborhoods (G.A.I.N.)
Every year in October, Anthem residents celebrate ANW's Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods (G.A.I.N.) event. Formerly known as National Night Out, G.A.I.N. encourages residents to get together in their neighborhoods to promote safety and communication, and celebrate the successes of crime prevention.
Representatives from local law enforcement and fire departments, as well as the Anthem Community Council, Anthem’s homeowners’ associations and ANW visit neighborhood block parties to meet with residents, answer questions and encourage neighbors to continue working together to keep Anthem safe.
Committee Chair, Teresa Pierson
2017 Work Plan
- Emergencies/crimes/vandalism in progress: 911
- City of Phoenix Police (West of I-17): 602-262-6151
- Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (East of I-17): 602-876-1011
- AZ Highway Patrol (DPS): 602-223-2000
- Silent Witness: 480-WITNESS
- Poison and Drug Control: 800-222-1222
- North Valley Posse Vacation Watch: NVPosse.org
- Vandalism/Graffiti in Anthem: 623-879-3060 or report online.