Neighbourhood Watch

The City of Melville has an active, engaged Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) group.

A good neighbour cares about their neighbours and community. A great neighbour gets to know, looks out for and helps neighbours and their community. Great neighbours make great neighbourhoods! Find out more about our Friendly Neighbours grants and initiatives.

What is NHW and how can I get involved?

NHW is about connecting communities and encouraging neighbours to look out for each other. Be a part of NHW – it’s easy! You don’t have to sign up or spend hours of your time to make a contribution:

  • Swap contact details with your neighbours
  • Subscribe to receive Safer Melville eNews
  • Connect to your local police @PalmyraPol or @MurdochPol on Twitter
  • Like the Fremantle District – WA Police Force Facebook page
  • Look out and report suspicious behaviour to police and the CSS
  • Get a NHW bin sticker and display it on your bin
  • Mark your property - this makes it easier to identify and recover, and harder for burglars to resell
  • Attend your local NHW event and get to know your community
  • Be a Friendly Neighbour – information on Friendly Neighbourhoods grants, the Friendly Neighbourhoods BBQ Trailer or nominating someone for a Friendly Neighbour award

Read more information on Neighbourhood Watch, or to register your interest in NHW, call Neighbourhood Watch WA on 9222 1513.

How can I connect online with local police in my area?

Connected communities are safe communities! Here are all the ways you can connect and keep informed:

What does the City of Melville NHW group do?

At the City of Melville we have an active NHW program run by a dynamic group of local volunteers. They work together to create welcoming, friendly, safe and secure neighbourhoods. Read the Neighbourhood Watch Information Pack to find out more about NHW in City of Melville. Here are just some examples of the work they do in your community:

  • Hosting information stalls and events to encourage connected communities, and raise awareness of safety and crime prevention
  • Organising and attending NHW meetings where information is shared by local police and the City
  • Distributing NHW bin stickers and resources in their local areas
  • Welcoming and getting to know new neighbours
  • Reporting suspicious information to police
  • Contributing content for Safer Melville eNews
How does NHW promote safety in my community?

There are many reasons why NHW promotes safer communities. The basic ethos of NHW encourages connected communities who look out for each other. By looking out for your neighbours, and your street, you are extra eyes and ears for the police. This means there is more information and intelligence passed onto them which can assist in preventing crime and make arrests.  By connecting to your local police through Safer Melville eNews or Twitter means they have a way of appealing to you for information about local issues. NHW volunteers also play a key role in educating the community on safety and crime prevention, and providing them with easy and practical strategies to make their lives safer.

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