Neighbourhood Watch Deters Anti-Social Behaviour and Burglars
NEIGHBOURHOOD Watch has gone from strength to strength since its inception in 2005 in Down District to the current membership of over 70 co-ordinators.
It is a partnership between local police and communities, makes a valuable contribution by being the eyes and ears for the community’s local safety.
Supported by Down Policing and the Down Community Safety Partnership (PCSP), Neighbourhood Arch aims to help people protect themselves and their property, and to reduce the fear of crime. Co-ordinator’s in Down District have stated that being involved in a scheme makes them feel safer and having direct contact with their local Neighbourhood Policing Team has helped in the combat of crime and anti-social behaviour. Also, co-ordinator’s commented that getting house insurance at a reduced rate is a financial benefit.
If you are interested in setting up a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme or would like to find out more, Down Policing and Community Safety Partnership are hosting the next Neighbourhood Watch meeting:
Newcastle on Thursday 23 May 2013 at 7.00pm.
For further information contact the Down PCSP at 028 44 610800.