Rural Watch operates specifically to support local residents, businesses and farms etc in rural communities across Western Australia.
Following the same principles of Neighbourhood Watch, Rural Watch encourages people in farming and rural communities to know their neighbours, be vigilant and report anything suspicious to police.
A community that is organised and committed to crime prevention, may act as a deterrent to potential criminals who will be aware that Rural Watch is in place.
Rural Watch aims to:
- develop a greater sense of cooperation and responsibility between neighbours
- encourage the reporting of crime or suspicious activity
- reduce preventable crime
- increase the level of farm security in the community
- encourage the marking of property