Neighbourhood Watch is about people getting together with their neighbours to take action to reduce crime.
They're community initiatives owned and run by their members which are supported by the police but not owned by them, although we sometimes run them.
They work by developing a close relationship between community members and the local police.
Neighbourhood Watch schemes can:
cut crime and the opportunities for crime
help and reassure those who live in the area
encourage neighbourliness and closer communities
How to join a Watch scheme
Devon and Cornwall Community Watch Association is the home for the variety of different Community Watch Schemes that operate throughout Devon and Cornwall. Their website will provide you with further information on what schemes are available and how to access them.
You can also find and contact your local Neighbourhood Watch Association or Scheme Coordinator via the same website for:
more information on how the scheme works
the benefits of the scheme
advice on running a scheme in your local area
Devon and Cornwall Alert
To receive Neighbourhood Watch alerts and other crime prevention messages, you can also sign up to Devon and Cornwall Alert. You can choose what information channels you choose to follow, eg Horse Watch.