Neighbourhood Watch is about people getting together with their neighbours to take action to reduce crime.
They're community initiatives owned and run by their members which are supported by the police but not owned by them, although we sometimes run them.
They work by developing a close relationship between community members and the local police.
Neighbourhood Watch schemes can:
- cut crime and the opportunities for crime
- help and reassure those who live in the area
- encourage neighbourliness and closer communities
How to join a Watch scheme
Go to Neighbourhood Watch to find out what groups are active in your area and to register to join.
You can also find and contact your local Neighbourhood Watch Association or Scheme Coordinator via the same website for:
- more information on how these schemes work
- the benefits of the schemes
- advice on running a scheme in your local area
You can register to join Gloucestershire Neighbourhood Watch network through the Constabulary's Your Community Alerts scheme.
You can also find out about Neighbourhood Watch schemes near your home by emailing:
Cheltenham area: email@example.com
Gloucester area: firstname.lastname@example.org
Forest of Dean area: email@example.com
Stroud area: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cotswolds area: email@example.com
Tewkesbury area: firstname.lastname@example.org