Challenge Campaign in Durham recruits new schemes
3 May 2012
Durham Constabulary (which covers County Durham and Darlington) runs 3 Challenge Campaigns annually (March, June and October). These are 7-day Neighbourhood/Home Watch recruitment campaigns where the aim is to set up new schemes and get as many new households as possible involved in Neighbourhood Watch.
The campaigns are run by Community Liaison Officers in conjunction with 11 local Neighbourhood Policing Teams. Internal Briefing Packs are produced as are Information Packs for new Volunteer Scheme Coordinators.
The results of the latest campaign are very impressive and have succeeded in increasing the number of homes in Neighbourhood Watch schemes in County Durham and Darlington to 30%. The Durham force looks well on its way to meeting its target of having 50% of homes in the area involved in a Neighbourhood Watch scheme by 1st April 2016.