Neighbourhood watch

 

Neighbourhood watch

Neighbourhood Watch is a group of concerned and/or like minded neighbours joining together to help reduce crime, anti-social behaviour and the fear of crime within their community. This is achieved by keeping their eyes and ears open, using their local knowledge, and reporting anything suspicious to the police.

It’s also about members being sensible about their own security and keeping a look out for each other especially any vulnerable members of their community. Scheme Co-ordinators and their members are highly valued for their efforts and commitment in helping improve the safety and quality of life in their community and regular contact with local Police is essential to this.

There are other benefits to Neighbourhood Watch too. You could become familiar with crime prevention ideas that will help keep your home and belongings safe. And the extra security that belonging to a Neighbourhood Watch scheme offers might even mean that you can get a premium discount from your insurance company.

You can contact Tamsyn Dingley by e-mail

tamsyn.dingley@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk