We have several programs in place to
maintain and improve the safety of Sherwood Forest.
To learn more about any of these, use the buttons
on the left of this screen. You may also apply for
services or volunteer to help in any of these areas by
using the buttons.
Sherwood Forest Patrol
The Board of Directors of the Sherwood Forest
Association contracts for the services of a
professional security provider. Our patrol drivers use a
combination of marked and unmarked vehicles to patrol
the neighborhood for a specified number of hours that is
determined by our membership level. However, since our
current security provider patrols in adjacent
neighborhoods as well, a patrol driver is available to
respond immediately to an emergency situation in any one
of the neighborhoods on a 24-7 basis. Patrol drivers
provide a designated member of the Board of Directors of
the Sherwood Forest Association with daily electronic
logs of the calls and incidents to which they respond in the Sherwood Forest
We have found that this service has
been effective in keeping crime low in Sherwood Forest.
To learn more about the services
provided to subscribers the "Patrol" button or
Neighborhood Incident Reporting
We have implemented an incident
reporting system in the neighborhood. We would like
residents to report crimes, suspicious activities
and nuisances. We will combine data from the
incident reports with information
from the Twelfth Precinct and the Sherwood Forest Patrol
activity logs to determine what is happening, where and
when activities are taking place so that we can
coordinate action plans with the Detroit Police
Department and the
neighborhood patrol. To fill out an incident
report click here or
use the "Incident Report" button.
12th Precinct Relations
We continue to maintain a close
working relationship between our neighborhood and the
Detroit Police Department. We are providing names,
responsibilities and phone numbers for some key members
of the 12th Precinct.
Strategic Plan for Unoccupied
primary goal of this plan is to attract new homeowners
to Sherwood Forest, but a related goal is to protect and
maintain our unoccupied homes so they will be attractive
to potential home buyers. This strategic action plan
requires the active involvement of all residents to
achieve these two goals: See a
plan to protect vacant
properties and a plan to attract new homeowners to
We Need Your Help
a lot of work to do in addressing the vacant home
problem in Sherwood Forest. We are a “can do” community
and are bound to succeed IF each of us does his or her
part. Our Strategic Action Plan for Unoccupied Homes in
Sherwood Forest requires the work of dedicated
volunteers. Listed below are some of the jobs that need
to be filled. Please look at this list and then sign up
for at least one of these projects. Please fill out the
on-line volunteer form. Together we can, and will, maintain
our beautiful community.
Vacant Home Committee: The Board of Directors
of the Sherwood Forest Association is forming a new
Vacant Home Committee. We need several
residents to serve on this committee.
Home Monitors: A home monitor is a neighbor who
is assigned to watch a vacant home near his or her
home and try to keep the home from looking vacant.
This may include mowing and raking the law,
shoveling snow, picking up papers and debris or
notifying the Chief Monitor that a contractor is
needed to do some of these tasks. If you have a
vacant home on your block, please volunteer to be a
Chief Monitor: The chief monitor will
coordinate the work of home monitors, take their
reports on the status of vacant homes and arrange
for maintenance work as needed.
Home Maintenance Group: We need to form a group
of residents who are handy with tools to do minor
repairs to the exteriors of vacant homes.
Public Relations and Marketing: Just as
important as maintaining our homes is seeing them
reoccupied. We need a group of residents with
skills in these areas to promote our community and
help attract potential buyers.
Lawyers: We need a small group of lawyers to
deal with the occasional problems that arise
concerning banks, mortgage companies, realtors,
unauthorized occupancies, etc.
you would like to volunteer in an area unrelated to
vacant homes, consider the following:
Block Captains: We are
creating a network of block captains for every block
in Sherwood Forest.
and Greet: Hold a neighborhood social
gathering in your home. If you will provide the
place, your neighbors will do the rest. We would
like to have a Meet and Greet sometime this spring.
Board of Directors:
To serve on the board, you must be willing to chair
one of our standing committees and be available to
attend a meeting on the second Monday of each month