Parkersburg and Wood County Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch Organization

This page provides information about the organizational structure of the Neighborhood Watch Co-op and specific information about the individual Watch Groups in various neighborhoods throughout Parkersburg and Wood County.

Although we are not first responders, Neighborhood Watch follows the general recommendation for lines of responsibility that is defined by the National Response Framework that was established following the 9/11 attacks. The NRF establishes a single, comprehensive approach to domestic incident management, and is followed by all government and private response agencies. This includes all emergency responders such as law enforcement, fire departments, and emergency medical service (EMS) responders, and includes their support organizations. We consider ourselves as supportive of law enforcement.

The Co-op President coordinates directly with the Uniformed Division Commander of the Parkersburg Police Department and with the Wood County Sheriff, and has the overall responsibility to coordinate and support the efforts of the individual Watch Groups. As the organization continues to grow, there will eventually be assigned Area Coordinators for the various geographical areas of the city and county, ideally with each Coordinator responsible to oversee five to seven Watch Groups. This concept has already been adopted by our North End and Blenn Lake Watch Groups.

A Watch Group is a group of concerned citizens in a small geographic region of a community (usually not more than two or three blocks) who are organized, committed, informed, and structured in a hierarchy of Watch Captains, Co-Captains, Lieutenants, and Watchers (members). Within each Watch Group, the Captain is assisted by one or more Co-Captains so that each Co-Captain is responsible to oversee no more than five to seven Watchers or Watcher families. If a Watch Group is sufficiently large, Lieutenants need to be assigned so that no individual is responsible for more that five to seven individuals.

Organization Chart
Typical Organization Chart
Watch Group Name Neighborhood Watch Captain
10th Avenue 3900-4100 blocks Debora Jeffrey
15th Avenue* 1500-1600 blocks To be determined
19th Street* 2000 block To be determined
28th Street Vienna*[1] 1200 block Paul Clark
41st Street* 1400 block
plus Wharton Drive
To be determined
Avery Street* 1600 block To be determined
Blenn Lake Blenn Lake Addition J.B. Campbell
Blenn Lake: Jewell Road Jewell Road Connie Semones
Blenn Lake: North Blenn Lake Road (North)
Blenn Wood Lane
Daniel Brown
Blenn Lake: South Blenn Lake Road (South) Jon Lawson
Camden Avenue 900 block Bob Mercer
Clement/Central Avenues 3300-3400 block Clement Ave
3400-3500 block Central Ave
Mark Johnson
Covert Street 1700 block Ray Hayhurst
Franklin Street* 300 block Eric Gumm
 Hampton/Fairfax 2000 blocks of
Hampton, Fairfax & Beverly St
2000 block 21st & 24th Aves
Willa McCloy
 Hough Street 2500-2600 blocks Sharon Kuhl
Jamison Street 600 block Jamison Street
700 block Celia Street
Teresa Grant
Julia-Ann Square* 1000-1300 blocks Juliana St To be determined
Lake Hills Drive 1500 block Christine Rhodes
Market Street 1300 block JR Carpenter
Murphytown* Murphytown Circle Rick Sawyer
Nash Neighbors 1700-1900 blocks Nash St
1700 blocks 19th & 20th Ave
Debbie Peck
North End Several blocks around
VanDevender School
Steve Combs
Chris McClung
North End 1 (Blue) 900 block 31st st & Lincoln Dr Steve Combs
North End 2 (Green) 3000 block Avery St
100o block 32nd St
Roy McCase
North End 3 (Yellow) 900 block 31st & 33rd St
3000 block Avery St
Steve Combs
North End 4 (Orange) 3000 block Hemlock St
3000 block Avery St
Marilyn Lipps
North End 5 (Pink) 800 block 33rd St
3000 block Spruce St
Tammy Plott
North Hills Town of North Hills Gene Hilton
Oak/Park 1600-17o0 blocks of
Oak and Park Streets
Angy White
Old St Marys Pike Tefft Acres Development Perry Spaur
Roosevelt School Virgil Street, 7th & 8th Ave Travis Siders
Roselynne Roselynne Addition Staurt & Jamie
Smithfield Street 1100 block Mary McClain
South Hills South Hills Drive
South Lake Drive
Lake Hills Drive
Beth Wilson
Staunton Turnpike* 6000 block Cindy Ware
Swann Street* 1000 block Ken Downie
Unity Housing[2] Unity Housing Complex
Unity Place
Nate Belt
West Virginia Avenue 1000 block WVa Avenue
3200-3300 blocks Avery St
3200 block Bartlett St
Betty Rollins
Willoughby Drive 1500-1900 blocks Sheila Behnke


  * Watch Group is not officially Chartered but has registered watchers.

  1. Vienna Police Department does not recognize Neighborhood Watch. [RETURN]

  2. Temporarily inactive due to COVID lockdown. [RETURN]


Page last updated on Sunday, 24 July 2022 05:26 PM