As a new coordinator finding your way, it is important to note what support you can expect from Neighbourhood Watch on a local, regional and national level and what that support looks like.
Local level: At a local level you would normally meet the Area Coordinator or Multli-Scheme Administrator, depending on where you are based. These individuals will support you at a hyper-local level. The support you can expect could be:
- Introduction to Neighbourhood Watch
- Getting you connected with your local policing team to liaise about how the partnership works.
Regional level: When we say regional it means the Force Area Association and its districts. The role of an Association is to provide the members, coordinators and other volunteers with the support that they need to do the role. They are also the point of contact for your area and work with many partners to support the work and growth of Neighbourhood Watch.
- Window stickers
- Street signage, either FREE or at cost
- Support network
- Invitation to AGM and other meetings
National level: This is through the Central Support team which is currently a small team of 8 people, whose role it is to develop Neighbourhood Watch on a national basis and provide a central point of contact for the movement.
- Training for Coordinators, other volunteers and Associations
- Crime prevention advice via our website - which includes toolkits
- Inspiration database of other like-minded coordinators who want to do more in their communities
- Window Stickers to Associations
- Partnership development
- Volunteering opportunities
- Online resources to download
- Monthly newsletter highlighting various types of crime, positive stories from across our network and membership benefits from partners.