Who we are
The 27th of October 1982 was the official launch of the Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) ‘pilot’ program in Bunbury. With community enthusiasm and Local Government support the program spread throughout the State.
The traditional structure for Neighbourhood Watch involved a team of community volunteers and police representatives working together to build a Neighbourhood Watch network in their suburb. The focus of the network was to work together to prevent crime and protect the safety, security and quality of life for everyone in the community.
WA Police Force personnel and NHW volunteers delivered a series of structured activities and programs to reduce home burglaries such as shopping centre information stalls, door knocks, newsletter development and distribution, and regular meetings.
Today we talk of Neighbourhood Watch in terms of being a philosophy that is simply neighbours looking out for each other.
What we do
The main function of Neighbourhood Watch is based on creating a local network of neighbours who:
Help each other
Make each other feel safe
Look after shared places
Keep their street safe