Our vision and values

Our vision

Connected, informed and empowered communities in which people feel safe and secure.

Our mission

To be a vibrant, inclusive and effective organisation that improves the safety and security of community life across Victoria. We do this by supporting our members and partners in promoting crime prevention, resilient communities and social inclusion.

Our values

Passion means we use our drive and commitment to energise, engage and inspire others.
Integrity means we are consistently open, honest, ethical and genuine, building trust in our brand, organisation and people.
Respect means we recognise that a strong, resilient and peaceful society celebrates and encourages diversity of experience, culture, beliefs, language, gender and age.

Our objectives

We aim to:

  • Minimise the incidence of preventable crime.
  • Deter criminal activity by increasing the probability of apprehension.
  • Reduce the fear of crime.
  • Increase the reporting of crime and suspicious behaviour.
  • Improve the degree of personal and household security through education.
  • Expand the program’s involvement in wider community safety and crime prevention initiatives.

    Our purpose

    Providing strategic leadership to the affiliated Neighbourhood Watch groups in Victoria by:

  • Strengthening the partnership of police and community working together to prevent crime and improve the safety, security and the quality of life for all Victorians;
  • Coordinating the Neighbourhood Watch program, including the facilitation of information exchange between groups throughout the state of Victoria;
  • Identifying and developing best practice, evidence based crime prevention responses to ultimately encourage community participation in building safe and confident communities; and
  • Improving community awareness and participation in watching out for and reporting suspicious behaviour.