Neighbourhood Watch (NhW) is a way in which communities can help themselves to stay safe and keep down crime.
Neighbourhood Watch schemes are groups of volunteers who work in partnership with the police and the local council.
NhW scheme volunteers distribute advice on security and safety within a designated area and help to make sure that elderly or vulnerable members of the community aren't targets for criminals.
They also gather information which can help police tackle local problems as well as alert local people when there is a particular crime problem in the area.
Key contact / further information
To find out about Neighbourhood Watch schemes in your area, advice on whether a scheme already exists or help you start a new one, get in touch: