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Neighbourhood watch

Post by tomds » Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:28 am

Is anyone on this forum involved with a neighbourhood watch scheme? I am in the process of introducing it into one of my areas and was wondering if anyone else knows much about it. I believe it would have a positive impact especially with the farmers on my patch. It would be an extra set of eyes and ears looking out, as we have had a large number of farm machinery taken recently. If anyone is involved please let me know what you think.

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Post by geordiepaul2005 » Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:33 am

You could try -
http://www.neighbourhoodwatch.net/ or
http://www.neighbourhoodwatch.uk.com/


I myself was at the launch event for my sector last night and have 3 different schemes running on my patch.

Do you have any specific questions that you need answered?

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Post by tomds » Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:41 am

I was interested in how it works and what happens at mettings ect.

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Post by ANTHONY C » Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:52 am

I am also interested, i think i know the basics but thats it.
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Post by geordiepaul2005 » Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:04 am

The way that the schemes operate in my area is as follows -

Each scheme has a co-ordinator, they are given a manual, promotional leaflets, crime prevention leaflets etc.
It is there responsibility to canvas ther neighbours for support.

The co-ordinators are told to use the following contact methods,
emergency - 999
non emergency but requiring polic attendance - local force number
asb - 101

All of this is to be backed up on diary sheets which are forwarded to the local cso/nbm on a weekly basis.
I trawl through the sheets and fib up anything that is important.

In short the co-ordinator is the contact point for the rest of the scheme members and they in turn liase with ourselves.

I believe the stated aims of the scheme are -

To prevent crime By improving security, increasing vigilance, creating and maintaining a caring community and reducing opportunities for crime by increasing crime prevention awareness.



To assist the police in detecting crime By promoting effective communication and the prompt reporting of suspicious and criminal activity.



To reduce undue fear of crime By providing accurate information about risks and by promoting a sense of security and community spirit, particularly amongst the more vulnerable members of the community.



To improve police/community liaison By providing effective communications through systems such as the Neighbourhood Watch Ringmaster system, which warns Co-ordinators of local crime trends which they can disseminate to their scheme members, and by members informing the police of incidents when they occur.



You do however need to be wary of people joining up just to exploit the discount that some insurers give on home insurance.

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Post by ANTHONY C » Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:20 am

Great thanks for the info. :)
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Post by PCSO Mickyboy » Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:38 pm

dose it work?

on my patch i have NHW and they seem to go out and fight the gits off even though i have told them not to just n case they get hurt

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