Neighborhood Services

Safe Neighborhood initiatives work to strengthen neighborhoods by encouraging residents to become an active participant in preserving the community. The programs and initiatives that make up the Safe Neighborhoods concept identify social and economic factors that contribute to neighborhood decline while developing a set of strategies that actively work to reinvest in public and private infrastructure, engage and educate residents and promote a safe family neighborhood orientation. 


  • Build a structure to maintain communication among Wellington organizations, residents, and neighborhoods to create positive perceptions of neighborhoods unite neighborhoods through:
    • Community groups
    • Education 
    • Forums and seminars
    • Outreach programming
    • Services
  • Work with Community Oriented Policing to implement an action plan and use law enforcement data to analyze trends in neighborhoods, support the development of infrastructure and neighborhood improvements, including:
    • Fencing
    • Lighting
    • Road closures
    • Road paving
    • Sidewalks
  • Develop community partnerships including:
    • Citizens Volunteer Organization
    • County non-profit organizations such as:
      • Neighborhood watch groups
      • Homeowners associations
      • Local chambers of commerce
      • Religious organizations 
  • Improve neighborhood beautification through clean-up events organized by non-profit groups, residents, and organizations


  • Aggressively promote the message that all violent crime will meet strict enforcement and swift, certain punishment
  • Create neighborhood watch programs in all neighborhoods
  • Encourage residents to become engaged and work together to increase resident awareness
  • Promote public safety and education in Wellington's communities
  • Significantly reduce violence and criminal activity in multi-family neighborhoods