Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch is a scheme run for, and by, members of the local community and is supported by the police.

Dedicated community co-ordinators in each Neighbourhood Watch area will have a direct link to a local policing team. This allows us to share information about criminal, anti-social and suspicious behaviour in your area that will contribute to reducing crime and improving the quality of life in that area

The aims of the scheme are to:

  • Increase the prevention and detection of local area related crime
  • Increase community engagement between individual members, the police
  • Reduce the fear of crime in your community
  • Increase public confidence in the police and other involved agencies

For more information about Neighbourhood Watch contact your local policing team.

Benefits of the scheme:

  • Free access to the Devon and Cornwall Alert (early information regarding crimes or suspicious behaviour)
  • Advice on how to report suspicious activity
  • Access to your local policing team and Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator
  • Provision of regular local crime information in your area
  • Information about security products that reduce thefts and increase the chance of offenders being caught
  • Details on how to register your property and search for details of stolen property prior to buying equipment
  • Signs and stickers for your property showing that you are a member of a police supported initiative

Requirements of becoming a member

Neighbourhood Watch is a free scheme, anyone from the your community can join but we request you to:

  1. Register your property on immobilise.co.uk
  2. Register your details with the Devon and Cornwall Alert

For more information about Neighbourhood Watch contact your local policing team.