Be part of the biggest voluntary movement in the UK

Anyone can become a member of Neighbourhood Watch. All we ask is that you are committed to working alongside your neighbours to help make the place where you live safer, friendlier and vibrant. We would like all members to support us in the spirit of our values: neighbourly, community-focused, inclusive, proactive, trusted and collaborative.

By becoming a member you take the first step to making your area a stronger and safer place to be. All members will receive access to crime prevention information and campaigns, support to run your local scheme, monthly national newsletters, and be more equipped to tackle important issues affecting your community. Click here to see the full benefits of membership

We will only use your details to administer your account. For more information, see our Privacy Policy.

It’s free to join. We are a charity that relies on voluntary income so always welcome donations to help the work of our small Central Support Team that assists our 90,000 volunteer coordinators. Some local schemes charge a small membership fee to cover their running costs.

Sign up here

We are currently upgrading our system and although this does not affect you as a user, we want to ensure you are directed to the correct page to join.  The rollout of the new system is currently being done geographically.

Please look for the police force area in which you live and click on the button at the bottom of the list in which it sits or you may not be registered onto the correct system and your account will be lost. 

If you do not know which police force area in which you live in, please go HERE and type in your postcode.

If you live in the following Force Areas only: -

  • Avon & Somerset
  • Cumbria
  • Dyfed Powys
  • Essex
  • Greater Manchester
  • Gwent
  • Hampshire
  • Hertfordshire
  • Kent
  • London - All boroughs
  • Merseyside
  • Norfolk
  • Northumbria
  • North Wales
  • Northamptonshire
  • South Wales
  • Suffolk
  • Warwickshire
  • West Mercia



If you live in all ALL other areas across England and Wales 

  • Bedfordshire
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Cheshire
  • Cleveland
  • Derbyshire
  • Devon & Cornwall
  • Dorset
  • Durham
  • Gloucestershire
  • Humberside
  • Lancashire
  • Leicestershire
  • Lincolnshire
  • North Yorkshire
  • Nottinghamshire
  • South Yorkshire
  • Staffordshire
  • Surrey
  • Sussex
  • Thames Valley
  • West Midlands
  • West Yorkshire
  • Wiltshire

How do I join a scheme?

Once registered as a member, you have the option to join a scheme in your area or create a new scheme. You can also opt in to receive local community alert messages. If you have any issues signing up or joining a scheme, please contact support or see this document on how to sign up to an existing scheme

Neighbourhood Watch groups in Barking & Dagenham, Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Flintshire, Harrow, Hertfordshire, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames, Tower Hamlets and Wandsworth use OWL as their messaging system and to manage schemes. You can join still join Neighbourhood Watch through our site to receive national messages. To receive local messages and join your local scheme contact OWL


If you are already registered, sign in and join a scheme.