Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbours looking out for neighbours

Neighbourhood Watch is a community safety and awareness program aimed at reducing the incidence of preventable and opportunistic crime.

It is about protecting your property and preserving your way of life through communication and cooperation between neighbours, and a good way to start conversations in your community that help build safe, strong, caring, connected and happy communities!

Neighbours are your most valuable security asset - they can keep an eye on your property and report any suspicious activity, fostering a sense of unity and safety.

A Police Officer on patrol may not know what is normal in your street and may not recognise a stranger in your yard. That is why you and your neighbours are in the best position to observe and report anything of a suspicious or criminal nature to Police.

How you can support Neighbourhood Watch

Anyone can get involved in Neighbourhood Watch. The simplest and easiest way to promote the Neighbourhood Watch philosophy is as a participant! There is no need to formally join a Neighbourhood Watch group or register as an active volunteer unless you would like to do so.

Keep informed of local crime trends and crime prevention initiatives by following WA Police Force on social media.

Communicate with your neighbours regularly. In addition to direct communication, consider digital networks, emailing, texting and social media apps as ways to get in touch and exchange information and warnings quickly and efficiently.
Consider holding a street event to get to know your neighbours better! Check out the City of Vincent's Open Streets Event Kit or email community.partnerships@vincent.wa.gov.au for ideas and further information about how the City can help!  
Evaluate and improve the security of your home or business.
Mark all items of value for identification.
Display Neighbourhood Watch stickers to deter would-be thieves.
Report all suspicious behaviour and criminal activity immediately to the Police Assistance Centre on 131 444.
Contact Neighbourhood Watch WA on 9222 1513 or email info@nhw.wa.gov.au to access resources and find out about how else you can get involved.

Keep informed through social media

Western Australia Police Force Facebook

Perth District - WA Police Facebook

Mirrabooka District - WA Police Facebook

Neighbourhood Watch WA Facebook

Western Australia Police Force Twitter

Perth Police Twitter

Wembley Police Twitter

Bayswater Police Twitter

More Information

Contact the Safer Vincent Advisor on 9273 6014 or email safer.vincent@vincent.wa.gov.au