COPS: Community Oriented Policing & Government
COPS is a national program created by the Department of Justice and implemented in Jackson in the fall of 2003. Community policing is defined as “a policing philosophy that promotes and supports organizational strategies to address the causes and reduce the fear of crime and social disorder through problem-solving tactics and police-community partnerships.” The purpose locally is to provide a network including city, state, and regional officials and their citizenry to share information pertinent to crime awareness & prevention, government activities, and the legislative process. Here in Precinct 4, COPS meets once a month, with set agendas and guest speakers including police, religious, education, business and community leaders. Please join us every fourth Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Redeemer Presbyterian Church, 640 E. Northside Dr.
Find It In Fondren™
The goal of Find It In Fondren has been, from day one, to highlight all of the good things happening in Jackson, specifically the Fondren neighborhood. www.finditinfondren.com
Fondren Renaissance Foundation
The Fondren Renaissance Foundation acts as a catalyst for the preservation and revitalization of the greater Fondren community, while empowering people, organizations, and neighborhoods to contribute to the economic growth, stability and quality of life in Fondren. www.fondren.org
OurFondren assists with the neighborhood’s common goals in the overall reduction of criminal activity and code violations within Fondren in conjunction with the Fondren Renaissance Foundation, COPS and the Security Association of Fondren. www.ourfondren.com
Security Association of Fondren is an independent organization founded solely for the purpose of providing the Fondren neighborhood with a private security patrol service. SAFe has contracted with Securitas for services which include patrolling members’ homes, residence inspection when out of town, responding to requests for assistance from members or their monitoring services, and escort assistance late at night. Monthly membership is $35, payable by bank draft. Additional information is available by contacting Treasurer Jerry Summerford at 601-982-2316 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SoFo is the neighborhood ladies auxiliary. Founded several years ago by a group of residents, the group is made up of women who live and work in Fondren. Sofo’s mission is: “We are homeowners and business owners who value our property and care about the quality of life for families and neighbors. We promote the fact that Fondren is the best place to live in Jackson, and work to develop strong bonds that create community.” SoFo provides a strong e-mail communication line to all members. Each month, on the third Monday, members gather for a social. Other events include the annual Easter egg hunt, spring party, holiday tree lighting and serving as volunteers for neighborhood events.
Woodland Hills Neighborhood Association
The Woodland Hills subdivision is located east of Old Canton Road and south of Wood Dale Drive. This historic section of Fondren was subdivided in the 1920’s and maintains its own covenants today.
BOYD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
4531 Broadmeadow Drive
CHASTAIN MIDDLE SCHOOL
MEADOWBROOK CHURCH OF CHRIST PRE-SCHOOL
Ages 9 mos. – 5 years
4261 I-55 North
PRIVETTE SCHOOL OF BROADMEADOW UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Reggio Emelia inspired pre-school
4419 Broadmeadow Drive
ST. RICHARD CATHOLIC SCHOOL
100 Holly Drive
WESLEY BIBLICAL SEMINARY
CHARLES W. TISDALE LIBRARY
807 E. Northside Drive
Top of Fondren Churches
MEADOWBROOK CHURCH OF CHRIST
4261 I-55 North
640 East Northside Drive
SAINT RICHARD CATHOLIC CHURCH
1242 Lynnwood Drive