Scheme informationNeighbourhood Watch is a national organisation providing the structure, support and communication network to make local volunteers effective. It is supported by and works closely with the local police but remains independent of them. We are all lucky that we live in Rutland; it is one of the safest places to live in the country. However, there is no rule that said it will always remain so. This scheme is not just about placing a 'Watch' sign in the street; it is about what we each do to address crime and vulnerability that makes the difference.