The role of the Watch Co-ordinator
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1. Set up and maintain a watch within a specific area
2. Ensure that residents in the Watch area are aware of the existence of the Watch and understand how it works and high desirability of their involvement
3. Communicate relevant police information on crime in the area to watch households
4. Communicate local intelligence from members to police and encourage them to do the same
5. Act as a link between the schemes, other Co-ordinators, the local police, the local Neighbourhood Watch Association and the local authority
6. Supply householders with stickers for doors & windows, incident report cards etc.
7. Circulate newsletters, leaflets and equipment such as property marking kits
1. Encourage members to inform the police quickly of suspicious and criminal incidents
2. Conducting a fear of crime survey in your local watch area
3. Passing information between the police and individual households
4. Keeping in touch with other schemes in the area
5. Monitoring the scheme's activities and keeping a check on vulnerable households and newcomers
6. Identifying local environmental problems and reporting these to the local authority.
On 2nd December 2013 - Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator within the London Borough of Hounslow attended a 1 day training session specifically created for watch coordinators to give advise and improve information in relation to community safety.
The event was hosted by Gurpreet Thethy - Neighbourhood Community Safety Coordinator
Click here to view the presentation:-
1. Dial 999 for actual or suspected criminal activity
2. 101 for non-urgent matters
3. Contact Watch Co-ordinator or assistant, for advice when in doubt
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