Crime in her neighborhood has neighbors and police on high alert.
From a body found on North Lawndale in late May, to two shootings in early June, police are now flooding her neighborhood with extra patrols.
“This one is a specific push to address this region," said Captain Phil Trent from the South Bend Police Department.
But Trent said that doesn't mean other neighborhoods will go uncovered.
"One of the questions that always crops up, are there officers being moved from other parts of the city? Are there parts of the city that aren't being covered by police patrol? And the answer to that is NO,” Trent said. “These are supplemental."
And the extra eyes are welcomed.
Becky Kaiser belongs to the Near Northwest Side Neighborhood Association.
She's thrilled with the extra policing, but also wants a hand in the action.
"We're gonna watch, and the neighbors here aren't gonna let that go," Kaiser said.
Kaiser said it has to be a team effort.
"Some of the officers we have on patrol are such great partners," she said.
Madera said there's already a difference in police activity. "We see them passing by, we wave back to them, they wave back, they already recognize us," she said.
Extra patrols started yesterday.
Trent said the targeted patrol will last as long as the police chief thinks it's necessary.
Police are paying for this in a couple of ways: Federal money and overtime money already built into their budget.
Trent said from his experience, targeting a specific area does have a long term effect on a neighborhood.