Lake Charlene Homeowners Association

NW PNJ Newspaper Article

The Pensacola News Journal featured Neighborhood Watch groups in Escambia County in its front page article on 7/30/2017.

The article focuses on neighborhood patrols, but this is something the Sheriff's Office no longer recommends. In fact, they highly discourage it, because it is too easy for a "vigilante" mentality to creep in over time. Patrols may be tempted to confront suspicious activity and unnecessarily expose themselves to danger. 

Instead of patrols, our Lake Charlene NW focuses on individual neighbors practicing

  • situational awareness with the homes around them and promptly reporting any suspicious activity to the Sheriff's Office dispatch, 436-9620.
  • Watch Orders, where we ask the Sheriff's Office to patrol our homes when we will be away overnight (a free service). 
  • walking the dog, walking, and jogging: enjoying the outdoors while looking for any suspicious activity in the neighborhood and promptly reporting it.
Posted by Steven Frakes on 07/31/2017
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Report Speeders

Stop speeders in LC!

The Sheriff's Office will post a speed trap if enough people record speeding incidents.

Write down:

  • vehicle type and color
  • location and travel direction
  • date and time
  • license plate# if possible                (but not required)


Then go to the "Speeding Log" Discussion on this website or on Facebook and enter the incident info.

To try to catch the speeder in progress, call Sheriff's dispatch immediately: 436-9620. If they have a deputy in the area, they will attempt to find them.

Record speeding incidents every time. Nothing happens until you take action.