North Port Neighborhood Watch Inc
PO Box 7613
North Port FL 34290
The mission of the North Port Neighborhood Watch, Inc. is to participate in the City’s crime fighting efforts by recruiting volunteers to be extra eyes and ears for the officers of the North Port Police Department,  to assist in educating the general population in appropriate crime prevention steps, and to provide the community with the level of assistance it’s members are trained and qualified to offer. 
CEO/Executive Director Steve Wilmer
Board Chair Steve Wilmer
Board Chair Affiliation Stenten's Golf Cart Accessories
General Info
Supported Organization North Port Neighborhood Watch Inc
Former Names
North Port Neighborhood Watch
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2009
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Nov 2014
State Registration 0
Financial Summary
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS 501(c)(3) Determination LetterView
Impact Statement
Our members currently patrol city streets donating an average of 450 patrol hours per month. The patrols provide a visible deterrent to crime in the areas patrolled, as well as generating reports to the police of suspicious persons or vehicles in our neighborhoods. We conduct a formal, 3-hour training Academy for each new member to provide them with the basic skills and knowledge necessary to patrol safely and effectively. We participate in two to five community events each year where we bring the crime prevention message to the public, and recruit new members to our organization. We also operate a Child ID Video program where parents are given a five minute video of their child along with a take home kit for finger printing and DNA sample collection. If the child is ever missing, this information can be given to police almost immediately by the parent to aid in rescue or identification. We have done over 3,000 of these videos in the past 10 years averaging about 300 per year.
Our primary goals for 2012 are to 1) Increase our active membership by 30 members; 2) Provide 6 training sessions for our existing members to refresh and sharpen their crime prevention and patrol skills; 3) Increase our patrol hours in the city by 75% over 2011 hours; and 4) host the first ever Crime Prevention EXPO in South Sarasota County during the month of October in celebration of National Crime Prevention Month.
Needs Statement
$650 for purchase of a lap top computer to be used in our Child Video ID program. We currently are using 10 year old analog VHS tape technology for this program. A lap top would allow us to make digital recordings that can be copied onto more modern CD-R disks to be given to parents.

$300 for the purchase of "stranger danger" themed coloring books, crayons, and child targeted warning materials to be distributed to and used by children while waiting their turn to be interviewed and taped for our Child Video ID program.

$500 for the purchase of Neighborhood Watch Street Signs (25 signs at a cost of $20). The city of North Port will install these signs for us; but we must purchase the signs first. To be placed in neighborhoods of new members as they join our organization. Purchased in bulk to take advantage of significant quantity discount.

$800 for the purchase of 50 pairs of magnetic vehicle signs for use by new members on their personal vehicles when patrolling their neighborhood streets. These signs provide a highly visible presence in the neighborhood and serve as a great deterrent to crime. Signs are purchased in bulk quantities to take advantage of significant quantity discount. 

Background Statement
The North Port Neighborhood Watch has existed as an organization in the City since 1999. Only after city and police department funding for the organization became victim of the "great recession", did we incorporate as a Florida nonprofit, and obtain IRS 501c(3) status. We are now learning how to be a fund raising organization in addition to continuing to provide our citizen patrol and crime prevention services to the City. Our membership is made up of concerned citizens who desire to take control of their immediate neighborhoods and keep them safe and crime free. Our operations represent the true spirit of neighbors helping neighbors. Although we are a city-wide organization, we are organized into 8 separate district areas, with multiple patrol grids in each of these districts. Our fiscal needs are modest. Members need uniform items to identify them as watch members for personal safety and to provide a deterrent to crime. Streets in areas patrolled by active watch members need street signs to warn criminals that this neighborhood is being "watched" to further serve as a deterrent to crime. Our Child ID video program is offered to all free of charge; but we need to purchase and provide promotional materials and there are consumables used in the process. Our crime prevention message also requires educational, informational, and promotional literature to be purchased or printed.
Areas Served
Areas Served
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Areas Served Comments City of North Port, Sarasota County, Florida. 103 square miles with a population of over 53,000.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness and Relief
Secondary Org Type
Tertiary Org Type
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
Description We operate a Training Academy for all new members to acquire the basic knowledge and skill required to patrol city streets effectively and safely. Our members volunteer their time and the use and cost of their personal vehicles in accomplishing this program for the city.
Budget $1,500
Category Public Safety, Disaster Services, General/Other Public Safety, Disaster Services, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults
Short Term Success We would like to increase our active patrol membership by 35 members this year, and provide refresher and new skills training programs for our existing members. We would like to increase our active patrol hours by 75% over that of last year.
Long Term Success Long term, we would like to grow the membership of the North Port Neighborhood Watch to 300 plus members with 30 to 40 active members in each of the eight patrol districts in the city. These extra eyes and ears of the police department will provide a strong deterrent to crime in our city's neighborhoods. With increased revenue from fund raising activities, we would like to purchase or reproduce much larger numbers and higher quality crime prevention program educational materials for distribution to residents of the city.
Program Success Monitoring Each member is asked to complete a written monthly patrol log showing the dates and times of patrols made, the area patrolled, and the number of miles driven during the patrol. These reports are delivered to the respective block captain of each of our 8 patrol districts in the city, and summarized for submission to our organization watch manager. The monthly patrol activity is reported each month in our newsletter.
Program Success Examples Our organization receives monthly intelligence briefings from local law enforcement telling us what to be on the look out for and what areas of the city are experiencing what types of criminal activity. We are consistently being commended for our strong presence in the community and for the positive impact our patrol operations are having on crime prevention in North Port.
Four to six times each year the North Port Neighborhood Watch will participate in different community events by providing a Child Video ID service at no charge to the public. We make a five minute video tape of the child being interviewed by one of our volunteers. Parents are given the video tape and a take home kit for finger printing and DNA sample collection. This information is kept by the parents so that it may delivered immediately to the police should their child ever become lost or missing.
Budget $500
Category Public Safety, Disaster Services, General/Other Public Safety, Disaster Services, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Short Term Success Our Child Video ID program must upgrade to digital video technology very soon so that we may provide information in a format that is readily usable by law enforcement. They are rapidly phasing out the VHS analog tape format and we will very soon not be capable of providing a viable service to the community for Child Video ID's. 
Long Term Success We would like increase our Child Video ID program to provide a regular, monthly session at a fixed location within the city that is well marketed. We must upgrade to digital video processing and recording which has already become the law enforcement standard for child ID programs. We also need to include digital fingerprint scanning technology as a part of the standard processing of children in our Child Video ID program.
Program Success Monitoring We keep records of each Child Video ID session held and the number of children processed during each event. Since beginning this program in 2002, we have video taped over 3,000 children in and around the City of North Port. We consult frequently with local law enforcement personnel to stay aware of the most current guidelines and requirements for conducting child video IDs.
Program Success Examples Over 3,000 families in North Port have had the peace of mind in knowing that they would be able to rapidly assist law enforcement in the search and return of their child should they ever go missing. These parents and their children have received valuable information about how to be safe and what to do when a child is discovered to be missing.
Description Our volunteers adopted a street to keep it clean.  We go out and pick up trash to keep our community beautiful.  
Budget $400
Category Environment, General/Other Environmental & Urban Beautification
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy No
Population Served US
Short Term Success Visual appeal to the neighborhood and  great exposure for our organization. 
Long Term Success Result from this program will beautify the city and grow to more neighborhoods and volunteers.  
Program Success Monitoring We know this program is working because each time we go out we obtain a new volunteer.  The road is beautiful no trash and people that drive by thanks us.  Our goal is to have everyone not litter.  
Program Success Examples We saw that the trash on that road was not so bad the next time we went out.  I think that people who drove by saw our organization  and now they are thinking about not throwing their trash out.  
Program Comments by Organization
Until 2009, our organization received approximately $4,000 to $6,000 per year from city government to carry out our mission and programs. We became victims of the "great recession" when this funding stopped in 2009, and decided to incorporate and become a 501c(3) community service organization. It has been a real struggle for us to learn and adopt a fund raising component to our operations. We desperately need to identify new funding sources to not just continue but to expand our operations in the City of North Port, Florida.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Steve Wilmer
CEO Term Start Oct 2012
CEO/Executive Director Email

Steve Wilmer grew up in central New Jersey and enjoyed all the activities that part of the country has to offer a young boy. He played soccer, had a paper route, and goofed off with friends around the neighborhood. When he was old enough, he took a job at the local deli and started learning the importance of great customer service. Steve began his professional career in the General Services department at Dow Jones and Company after graduating from Middlesex County College with a certificate in Computer Networking. Employees and vendors alike designated Steve as the “go-to” person for all their needs concerning office supplies, shipping services, and General Services inquiries. After more than eight years in the publishing industry, Steve was laid off and took the time to enjoy days with his newborn daughter and nights at the Art Institute in Philadelphia learning Culinary Arts. After the birth of his son, Steve and his wife, Sandy, made the decision to move their family to the beautiful city of North Port in the summer of 2010. Steve then established and was lucky enough to also start a career as an Account Executive for Stenten’s Golf Cart Accessories in North Port. Steve joined the North Port Neighborhood Watch in 2010. He accepted the position of Media Liaison in 2011 and recently accepted a nomination to the Board of Directors in 2012. He enjoys going to the movies, playing with his kids, and traveling with his family.

Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Richard Schmelke Oct 2010 - Oct
Senior Staff
Richard Schmelke Operations Coordinator
Steve Wilmer Media Liaison Coordinator
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 0
Volunteers 8
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation N/A
No formal program.
External Assessments and Accreditations
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures Yes
Board Chair
Board Chair Steve Wilmer
Company Affiliation Stenten's Golf Cart Accessories
Board Term Nov 2012 to Aug 2014
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Rick Amos No affiliation
Virginia Lewis community volunteer
Rita Philbrick No affiliation
Mina Sundeen No affiliation
Steve Wilmer Stenten's Golf Cart Accessories
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Gender
Male 2
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 0
Board Orientation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board Meeting Attendance % 100
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 60
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Start Month Jan
Fiscal Year Start Day 01
Fiscal Year Begins 2014
Fiscal Year End Month Dec
Fiscal Year End Day 31
Fiscal Year Ends 2014
Projected Revenue $6,500.00
Projected Expenses $5,600.00
Organization has Endowment No
Endowment Spending Policy Income Only
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201120102009
Program Expense$1,088$2,210--
Administration Expense$1,414$2,524--
Fundraising Expense$82$0--
Payments to Affiliates$0$0--
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.380.50--
Program Expense/Total Expenses42%47%--
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue2%0%--
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201120102009
Total Assets$2,751$1,779--
Current Assets$2,751$1,779--
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$0$0--
Total Net Assets$2,751$1,779--
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201120102009
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $2,592Fundraising $2,307--
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $964Contributions, gifts, grants $50--
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $0--
CEO/Executive Director Compensation N/A
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201120102009
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201120102009
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%--
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Foundations and corporations are included with individual contributions as they are not separated in the 990 or financial statement review.  Financial figures were taken from the financial statement review as 990-Ns were provided.
Nonprofit North Port Neighborhood Watch Inc
Address PO Box 7613
North Port, FL
Phone 941 587-7887