Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch is a surveillance and support system of households in the same neighbourhood, helping the people of one neighbourhood to protect themselves and their homes together. Neighbourhood Watch is based on strong connections and information exchange between the people in the neighbourhood, police, and local representatives of state authority. Police help to organise a Neighbourhood Watch, acting as a trainer and partner. People living in the same area may also participate in the neighbourhood patrol in nearby areas where a Neighbourhood Watch is also active. This way it is possible to get help from the neighbouring area, if necessary.

Neighbourhood Watch advantages include:

  • the increased sense of security for the residents in homes and around their homes.
  • attentive attitude with the surroundings. 
  • strengthening the sense of unity and ownership of the neighbourhood.
  • cleaner and more pleasant surroundings.