What is Neigbourhood Watch?

Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) is a WA Police Force program to help neighbours watch out for neighbours. It’s as simple as getting to know your neighbours and exchanging contact information.  The program aims to prevent crime by encouraging neighbours to recognise and report suspicious activity to police, and to make their homes less inviting for opportunist offenders.

The City of Melville provides funding and admin support to a local NHW Committee.  The City of Melville NHW Committee work to create welcoming, friendly, safe and secure neighbourhoods by:

  • Reporting suspicious information to police
  • Sharing community safety and crime prevention information to their local community social media groups
  • Hosting information stalls and events to encourage connected communities and to raise awareness of safety and crime prevention
  • Organising and attending NHW Committee meetings where information is shared by local police and the City’s Community Safety Service (CSS)
  • Contributing content for Safer Melville eNewsletters.

How can I be a part of NHW?

You don’t have to sign up, volunteer, or spend hours of your time to be a part of NHW in your local area.

If you do want to be more involved in the program; email the State NHW Coordinator on info@nhw.wa.gov.au and register to be an Active NHW Volunteer and support the City of Melville NHW Committee.

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