First, it was Evansville Police officers going door to door. Now, it's a man with a clip board. But their collective message aimed at stopping crime on the south side is just the same.
One man doesn't make a community but Phyllip Davis wants to make the community better.
"It's just disheartening to see the community where people want to partake in senseless violence over and over again," said Davis. "Most of the time, their conflicts are probably something very minimal."
Davis isn't a cop. He isn't a clergymen. He is just a citizen. On the southside - this land of broken sidewalks - he's at home. Although he may have moved, sometimes it's like he never left.
"To see the kids that are 13 years old, that's myself 25 years ago," said Davis. "Knowing the mistakes that I made as a young adult, I'm trying to see them avoid making the same mistakes that I did. When it comes to the gun play, it makes it worse because you're upping the odds."
And the odds are increasing.
With 500 reported shootings so far this year, a majority of them on the south side, according to Evansville Police, Davis decided to do something. He says something is better than nothing.
"If I put forth the effort to bring [people] out, maybe people will want to sign on the signup sheet and become part of a neighborhood watch," said Davis. "Report crime they are seeing and help curb some of it. And help some of these guys out here in the streets that are partaking in the criminal activity."
"It's not looking down my nose or judging anyone on their criminal activity because there's a lot of us that have been there and done the same things that they are doing right now."
Did you notice Davis said 'us?'
"Fifteen years ago I decided to quit drinking and change my life and try to do more positive things," said Davis. "I still have the old connections. You never want to forget where you came from. Also, at the same time, I want to be a positive beacon for those people that I knew back then as well."
Standing in front of his old house, armed with a clipboard, Davis is but one man. While this one man can't make a community, he'll never stop trying to make it better.
If you are interested in joining Davis' Neighborhood Watch, you can email him at email@example.com