Describe your best practice
Essex County Members’ Guide offered local involvement and collaboration with Force-Area partners to raise awareness of Neighbourhood Watch, crime prevention and reducing isolation.

What did you do and why?
This guide had to reflect what we, throughout Essex, discuss at all our Neighbourhood Watch meetings especially with reference to serious matters like cybercrime and modern slavery as well as how we work with our partners (i.e. Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner, Police, the Fire & Rescue, Crimestoppers, Victim Support, Community Agents Essex) to reduce the opportunity of crime. The guide must state very clearly Neighbourhood Watch’s Code of Ethics and we how we organise Neighbourhood Watch in Essex with key contact details. 

Duration of the project
Five weeks

What worked well?
Each contributor met their deadlines as did the designer of the guide. The Guide was also to be an email version too and this was completed on time too.

How did you overcome any challenges?
I had very few challenges but chasing the contributors regularly was the key!
Any contributions had to have appropriate photographs and those who were in them had to give their permission- which did not seem to have any problems.

How did you cover any costs?
Office of the Police Fire & Crime Commissioner

Force/ Borough area

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