Launch of neighbourhood Watch Week

The NSW Police Force has joined Neighbourhood Watch Australasia to launch the inaugural Neighbourhood Watch Week 2016.

Neighbourhood Watch Week kicked off last Monday October 3 and will continue until Sunday October  9, during which police will be working with Neighbourhood Watch to raise awareness about local programs and how people can get involved.

Neighbourhood Watch is a community-based, crime prevention organisation that aims to reduce localised crime.

The program is one of a range of crime prevention and community safety strategies currently in use within NSW.

Acting Deputy Commissioner Carlene York said by reaching out to your neighbour or joining your local program you may help reduce preventable crime.

“This not only applies to crimes like malicious damage or theft, but also for reporting incidents of domestic violence, or recognising properties that may be involved in the manufacture of illegal drugs,” she said.

To find out how you can join a local program, please visit: http://www.nhwa.com.au/