- Last Updated: Monday, 16 March 2015 18:17
ACTNHW was established in 1984 and has grown to have members across the ACT.
The aim of ACTNHW is the promotion of a safe and secure environment through the Neighbourhood Watch Program (NHW).
NHW is a community crime prevention program that promotes safety, security and well-being resulting in more caring neighbourhoods. The program is also aimed at reducing crime, especially property crime and crime to the person. Working in conjunction with ACT Policing, NHW promotes personal and property safety and security. ACTNHW encourages residents to look out for neighbours, especially vulnerable people including the elderly and those living alone or with disability.
Fostering safer communities in the ACT.
"To be a viable community based and managed organisation that operates alongside ACT Policing to promote safety, security and well-being throughout the communities that comprise the Australian Capital Territory."
What does Neighbourhood Watch do?
- Promotes safe and caring neighbourhoods.
- Cares about what happens in neighbourhoods, promotes mutual cooperation and caring between neighbours, and is visibly active in developing community spirit by encouraging residents' involvement in the safety, security and well-being of their neighbourhood.
- Provides a voice for the community regarding crime prevention and a means of channelling community concerns to the appropriate authorities. Improves communication between the community and ACT Policing.
- Distributes crime prevention messages and provides community education about safety, security and well-being, through regular newsletters delivered to residences and available online.
- Encourages reporting of crime and suspicious activity to ACT Policing to minimise the incidence of preventable crime in the community.
- Seeks to improve the quality of information provided to ACT Policing.
- Seeks to improve and monitor the levels of personal safety and household security in any given area.
- Encourages people to correctly identify and record all personal and household items of value.