Safety Awareness Committee

The goal of the Safety Awareness Committee is to provide support to the various Old Seminole Heights (OSH) Neighborhood Watch Groups, to bridge the activities between these groups and Tampa Police Department (TPD), and to encourage an active safety awareness and crime prevention community within OSH.

Chair:  Susan Elbare, besafe@oldseminoleheights.org   (copy/paste to email)

Tampa has divided the city into three TPD areas called districts.  OSH is located within District 2 (north of Hillsborough) and District 3 (south of Hillsborough).  Within the districts, TPD uses a grid system to further divide the city into manageable pieces.  There are 14 grids corresponding to OSH with some overlap with other neighborhood associations.  Ideally, there is at least one Neighborhood Watch Coordinator (NWC) aligned with each grid, but some NWCs cover more than one grid or have more than one coordinator.  Here is a list of Neighborhood Watch pages matched to grids and a ‘zoomable’ map showing the grids within TPD District 2 and 3 boundaries from the TPD website.

 

 

Important Numbers:

TPD Emergency:  911

TPD Non-emergency:  813-231-6130

Broken Street Lights:   813-223-0800

Damaged Sidewalks:  813-274-3101

Code Enforcement:  813-274-8211

 

Links and Resources:

National Neighborhood Watch website

“Bright Lights, Safe Nights” street lighting enhancement program website

Neighborhood Enhancement (junk, illegal dumping and signs, graffiti and abandoned vehicle removal, etc) website

Tampa Police Department website

Tampa Police Resources (reporting crime, traffic, prostitution, bike registration, Citizens Academy, etc) website

“Safe Tampa Bay” program to reduce gang membership website

 

Within Old Seminole Heights, here are some known grid coordinators.  Please contact Susan Elbare with updates:

Grid NW Group Coordinator North South East West
OSHNA Neighborhood Watch Grids
43 Grid 43 River Sligh Florida River
44 Oaks at Riverview Crystal Williams
charris352@yahoo.com
River Sligh Nebraska Florida
45 Evelyn City Susan Elbare
pjelbare@gmail.com
River Sligh 15th Nebraska
46 Seminole Crest Nancy Perkins
perkinan@msn.com
River Sligh Rowlett Park Dr 15th
47 xxx xxx
xxx@msn.com
River Sligh River Rowlett Park Dr
50 OSH NW Wendy Ward
wendysward@hotmail.com
Sligh Hanna Florida River
51 OSH NW Sligh Hanna Nebraska Florida
52 OSH NW Nita Osterman/Rick Fifer
rfifer@tampabay.rr.com
Sligh Hanna 15th Nebraska
53 OSH NW Sligh Hanna 22nd 15th
57 Henry & Ola NW Wendy Ward
wendysward@hotmail.com
Hanna Hillsborough Florida River
58 Suwanee Heights Sid Losh/Tim Keeports
sid.losh@gmail.com/tim.keeports@gmail.com
Hanna Hillsborough Nebraska Florida
59 Hampton Terrace Sid Roberts
Sid27o@aol.com
Hanna Hillsborough 15th Nebraska
60 Beacon Heights West J Turner
beaconhnw@yahoo.com
Hanna Hillsborough 22nd 15th
70 Grid 70 Stan Lasater
Stan@ads4hr.com
Hillsborough E Osbourn Nebraska Florida
82 Grid 82 Stan Lasater
Stan@ads4hr.com
E Osbourn Dr MLK Nebraska Florida