G.A.I.N. is a statewide day of celebration for the success of crime prevention through community involvement.

Goodyear neighborhoods are encouraged to celebrate by planning their own community event* between 10AM–1PM on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014.  

Neighborhood G.A.I.N. events:

  • Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs.
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.
  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness.
  • Promote getting to know your neighbors!

Host a community event* in your neighborhood between 10AM-1PM on Nov. 1st, and register it with the City of Goodyear by Sept. 22nd to get a FREE  “Involvement Kit” to help with your event!

Registered Events Will Get: 

  • An involvement kit, filled with brochures, fliers and goodies to give away during your event.
  • A special visit from city officials like mayor, council, and/or the police or fire chief.
  • An added attraction such as a police motorcycle, police car or fire truck.

*If you anticipate more than 50 people in attendance, a special event application is required.

Things to Do at Your Event:

  • Establish a Neighborhood Watch. 
  • Introduce Neighborhood Watch leaders.
  • Welcome new residents. 
  • Give crime prevention tips.
  • Public safety-themed chalk art contest.
  • Face painting.
  • Water balloon toss or Hula-hoop contest.
  • Scavenger hunt.
  • Beautify a common area.
  • Neighbor-helping-neighbor projects.

Things to Eat at Your Event:

  • BYO Picnic
  • Potluck
  • Order Pizza
  • Hamburgers and Hot Dogs prepared on existing neighborhood park grill 


For more information, contact:
Christina Plante, neighborhood services, 623-882-7801
Officer James Nottingham, 623-606-4044
Officer Eric Webster, 623-606-4742