Encouraging communities to work together for the improvement of personal safety and household security is the aim of Neighbourhood Watch.
The Shire of Dardanup is encouraging its residents to get onboard the state-wide program by getting to know their neighbours better.
For tips on building a Neighbourhood Watch in your community, visit the website at www.nhw.wa.gov.au or visit the Shire’s Administration Centre, Eaton for a brochure and to speak with staff.
As well as general information about the program, the brochure includes a Safety Checklist and introduction cards to give your neighbours.
Neighbourhood Watch can help prevent burglary, theft and vandalism.
It’s about creating a local network of neighbours who help each other, watch out for each other and keep an eye on communal spaces and the immediate environment.
Residents can also sign up to e-watch via the Neighbourhood Watch website – an online initiative to improve communication between residents and the police.
Membership is FREE and once signed up, members receive access to an email-based system that provides regular updates on local crime trends and statistics, safety initiatives, emerging issues and community building events.
The system also provides a direct link for residents to communicate with police in an attempt to ensure crime hotspots can be quickly identified.
E-watch is being delivered state-wide under a partnership between WA Police and Neighbourhood Watch and proudly supported by WA Local Government Association and Crime Stoppers WA.