What is Neighbourhood Watch?

To find out more about Neighbourhood Watch, we have two introductory documents that you should read. The first is "What is Neighbourhood Watch?" and describes what Neighbourhood Watch is and how it works:

     What is Neighbourhood Watch?

The second document describes how to join an existing watch or, if one doesn't exist, how you can start one for your road or local area:

     How do I join or start a Watch?

Every individual Watch is important - as more watches are formed, people start to talk to each other and work with the Police to have a real impact on cutting crime.

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If a Watch does not exist in your area and you would like to start one, please print out and complete the Registration Document, sign it and return it to the address that you will find on the Contact Us page.

If you are taking over the role of co-ordinator from someone else, then please complete the Change of Co-ordinator form and return it to us.

Once your application as a Watch Co-ordinator has been processed, you will be invited to attend Ruislip Police Station to receive your HNW Identity Card. When you attend, please bring with you one photographic form of identification (e.g. Driving Licence, Passport) and one recent Utility Bill that shows your address. The documents will be checked and recorded, but a photocopy will not be taken.

You should also bring with you a recent passport-style photograph which will be sealed into your Identity Card. The photograph should be a true likeness and the head and shoulders should still fit within the border when trimmed to 26mm wide by 34mm high (a standard passport-size photograph is 35mm wide by 45mm high).

...and sign up!

Once your watch is up and running, you may wish to erect a sign to show that an active watch is in operation. HNW have a stock of yellow signs made of durable 5mm plastic, which measure 30cm x 40cm and have fixing points for cable ties at the rear top and bottom.

The signs should be fixed to lamp posts at 2.6 metres. Anyone volunteering to do this should use common sense and acquaint them selves with the basic safety points contained within the Working At Height Regulations and understand that they are doing it entirely at their own risk. Anyone erecting signs should let us know they are intending to do it and they will then be covered by HNW Third Party Liability Insurance.

Please contact the HNW office for more details or to register your interest.

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