Why be part of Neighbourhood Watch?

1. Increased Awareness: Members are often more informed about local crime trends and safety issues, which can lead to a heightened awareness of potential risks.

2. Community Bonding: Neighbourhood Watch fosters a sense of community and encourages residents to look out for one another. Strong community bonds can deter criminal activity.

3. Communication Channels: These groups often provide channels for effective communication between residents and police. This facilitates the reporting of suspicious activities and helps law enforcement respond more efficiently.

4. Education and Resources: Neighbourhood Watch programs may offer resources and educational materials to help residents implement safety measures and reduce the risk of becoming victims of crime.

5. It's easy and flexible: There are various ways to get involved, from attending meetings to sharing information online. Choose a level of commitment that suits your lifestyle and make a positive impact matched to the time you have available.

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Maybe you’d like to join your local group or start a local Neighbourhood Watch group and help your community. 

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Neighbourhood Watch Victoria acknowledges the 38 mobs, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate, live, and gather as employees and volunteers. We recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community and pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

At Neighbourhood Watch, we believe everyone has the right to feel safe and welcome. We are committed to ensuring diversity, inclusion and equity are embedded throughout our organisation – in the work we do, the services we deliver and among our staff, volunteers, and the communities we work with.