WHO WE ARE
The Holyoke Safe Neighborhood Initiative is a creation of the Hampden County Sheriff's Department which operates as a partnership between local, state & federal law enforcement; city & state government; civic & human service organizations; faith based organizations; the business community; education providers; property managers; and residents coming together with a goal to create safe, healthy & economically viable neighborhoods through information sharing, identifying at-risk youth, referrals and community efforts in specific Holyoke neighborhoods.
My name is Eddie Caisse and I have been working at the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department (HCSD) for the past 27 years.
In those years and specifically in the past fourteen years, I have seen firsthand many of the root causes that have influenced young people to go down a road that has led to incarceration.
My vision for the Holyoke Safe Neighborhood Initiative is to build unity within our community and create opportunities for youth and families to be connected to the support they need to live healthy, happy and economically viable lives and to be part of making Holyoke a better Holyoke.
Play a vital role in developing relationships with key stakeholders and community residents through outreach, community activities and neighborhood meetings. Our vision is to have neighborhood wards work together to address quality of life and crime issues, thus making our neighborhoods safer for youth and families.
"Helping the youth develop a passion for success to better themselves & their families is the goal."
“There is an incredible value in being of service of others in South Holyoke. Investing time and resources in our youth can help build a stronger and more united community.”
“Ward 3 residents are working together to make a difference and enhance the quality of life on the streets and in the neighborhoods they live. It’s a team effort for a better community.”
(Target Whiting's Farms)
“My philosophy is bringing neighbors together, creating sense of belonging, providing a physical and mental health boost strengthen neighborhood ties and promotes a safer and health community they can rely on.”
(Target Beaudoin Village & Jarvis Heights)
“As the Ward 6 Neighborhood Watch Coordinator it is my goal to make a difference in more than crime prevention. I will work to provide all that is needed to make our neighborhood safe, healthy and happy through commitment, collaboration, services and mutual respect. By caring for each other we can make a difference.”