What is Neighbourhood Watch?

Neighbourhood Watch is a partnership between local communities, Police and local Policing & Community Safety Partnership. Its aim is to help people protect themselves and their property, and to reduce the fear of crime.

Benefits of Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch schemes can make a real difference to people’s lives, and can help people feel safer in their homes, by:

  • Improving the safety of communities;
  • Developing community spirit;
  • Promoting co-operation between the police and the community;
  • Helping the police detect crime through improved communication and reporting suspicious and criminal activity quickly;
  • Preventing crime and reducing the fear of crime;
  • Encouraging people to watch out for possible problems; and
  • Providing a visible sign that members of a community are looking out for each other


To enquire about Neighbourhood Watch for your area, please complete the online form by clicking the button below.

File Type Size Date
Neighbourhood Watch manual July 2019 pdf 1 MB 3rd November 2020