Windsor Neighborhood Community Program
Because Together We Make a Difference
The Windsor Neighborhood Community Program has three core areas that it addresses; Emergency Preparedness and Response, Community Building and Crime Prevention. The program's goal is to assist Windsor residents in being more resilient, better prepared for emergencies, and more involved with their community. To help accomplish this, the established Citizens Organized to Prepare for Emergencies (COPE) and Neighborhood Watch programs are included as part of WNCP.
Participation in WNCP provides opportunities for you to meet your neighbors, build relationships, develop support systems, and obtain critical information. The WNCP is managed by a coordinator who also acts as the COPE Community Leader. The coordinator shares information, educational opportunities, and community activities to participants via Neighborhood Leaders. To learn more about becoming a neighborhood leader, click HERE.
WNCP is about community. We welcome suggestions from our Neighborhood Leaders and Windsor residents on how to improve the program or what other activities could benefit our community.
Emergency Preparedness and Response/COPE
The COPE program is being implemented in Windsor to assist its residents in understanding, preparing for, and responding to emergencies like wildfires, earthquakes, flooding and more. COPE was started in Sonoma County in 2017 and is based on “neighbors helping neighbors”.
One of the most important aspects of COPE is that you and your neighbors will be ready and equipped to assist each other in an emergency when no one else is available to help. By joining Windsor COPE, you will have access to up-to-date communications during emergencies and receive critical emergency preparedness information, like the COPE emergency guidebook.
Our Windsor program is part of COPE Northern Sonoma County, which works closely with Sonoma County Department of Emergency Management, Northern Sonoma County Fire Protection District, Sonoma County Fire District, CAL FIRE, Supervisor James Gore and other agencies. For more about COPE Northern Sonoma County go to https://copenorthernsonomacounty.com.
COPE is endorsed by fire departments, agencies and other organizations.“With the great success of our local COPE programs preparing our community for disasters, I strongly support the development of the Windsor COPE program."
~ Supervisor James Gore. For more endorsements, click HERE.
Several activities are sponsored to assist Windsor in becoming a more cohesive community. Suggested activities are listed below. However, each Neighborhood Leader is encouraged to tailor the activities to meet the needs and interests of their neighborhood. Residents can choose to opt in to all or none.
Food insecurities distribution
Neighborhood meetings and parties
Reduce waste, save water
Holiday parades and contests
Neighborhood Watch Program
The Town of Windsor has recently experienced an increase in thefts. Neighborhood Watch is a crime prevention program that enlists the participation of residents to reduce crime in our community. It involves neighbors working together and getting trained to recognize and report suspicious activity and identify vehicles that are not usually in the area.
A Windsor Community Services Officer will give presentations to your neighborhood group to discuss potential crimes in your area and crime prevention techniques. For more information about the Neighborhood Watch Program click HERE. To learn how to report suspicious activities and persons click HERE.
Want to participate in the program or be a Neighborhood Leader?
Contact the WNCP Coordinator if you have any questions or want to help implement the program.
You can sign up to be a Neighborhood Leader by completing this form.
Sign up to learn how to prepare for emergencies, get timely notifications (better than Nixle's), and build stronger networks in your neighborhood. Click here.