WORKING WITH THE POLICE TO CREATE SAFER COMMUNITIES ACROSS ENGLAND AND WALES

OUR RELATIONSHIP

Relationship Explained

A strong relationship between Neighbourhood Watch and the police at local, force and national level is vital to reduce crime and keep people safe in their communities. We are committed to building and maintaining a positive partnership with the police.

At a local level our members and coordinators help to ensure the police meet the needs of their communities, as well as providing information about crime and suspicious incidents.

At force area level, each police force has a ‘single point of contact’ (SPOC) for Watch issues. They liaise with the force area level Neighbourhood Watch Association.

Nationally, the Neighbourhood Watch movement is part of the Citizens In Policing family, along with the Special Constabulary, Police Support Volunteers and Cadets. We work closely with the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC), particularly with Chief Constable Dave Jones of North Yorkshire Police who leads on the Citizens In Policing portfolio. We also work with the College of Policing and the Association of Police & Crime Commissioners (APCC).

CASE STUDY

CASE STUDY Partnership in Cumbria

Looking at how Cumbria County Council, Cumbria Constabulary and Cumbria Neighbourhood Watch Association (CNWA), are creating ... Read More

STATISTICS

UK Crime Rate Reduction
79%
Years NHW has been active
33
No. Force Level Areas
43

Knowledge Base

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Best Practice

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