Neighbourhood Watch is one of the best examples of how the police and community can work together to prevent crime.
Its aim is to bring neighbours together to create strong, friendly, active communities where crime and anti-social behaviour are less likely to happen.
Our vision is of a caring society that is focused on trust and respect in which people are safe from crime and enjoy a good quality of life.
Neighbourhood Watch is about making sure that fewer people feel afraid, vulnerable or isolated in the place where they live.
In this section you can find out the latest news about Neighbourhood Watch in Derbyshire, useful contacts for the scheme, and how to set up a scheme of your own.
Derbyshire constabulary is divided into two policing divisions. The contacts for both are:
North Division Neighbourhood Watch Support Office
Divisional Police HQ
Joye Dobbs, Tel 0300 122 8526, firstname.lastname@example.org
South Division Neighbourhood Watch Support Office
South Division Police Headquarters,
St Mary's Wharf,
Chester Green, Derby
Dan Beadell, Tel 0300 122 8695, SdivNHW@outlook.com
The best way to prevent yourself becoming a victim of crime is to be well-informed about crime prevention. Messages about current scams and crime avoidance are therefore sent out to all coordinators and as many members as possible using the Derbyshire Alert messaging system. All coordinators are registered for this, along with extra messages from Neighbourhood Watch Alerts.
This is a very effective way for coordinators to spread crime prevention advice amongst members of their Watch. It is therefore essential to give your email address as well as your phone number; these details are kept at the Divisional offices, run by people who have all been police vetted so you should have no worries about data protection.
You may already be receiving messages from Derbyshire Alert, and these will automatically continue along with extra messages once you are registered with Neighbourhood Watch.
The National Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network (NHWN) have a national website with enhanced communication systems and resources to support Neighbourhood Watch members throughout England and Wales.
All Derbyshire Neighbourhood Watch coordinators are registered on the site and they're 'scheme mapped', so that anyone thinking of joining a Watch can see exactly where their local Watch is, thus promoting Neighbourhood Watch membership in our county. The website enables you to contact other Neighbourhood Watch groups in your area to share information and ideas.
Registering with the National Neighbourhood Watch website is completely free. You cannot register a new Watch without contacting your Neighbourhood Watch Divisional Office first, as you will receive no assistance or police input as you will be unknown. To register an interest in Neighbourhood Watch go the how to set up a scheme of your own page.
- Neighbourhood Watch members in Grindleford have been protecting their valuables from thieves thanks to a visit from their local Safer Neighbourhood officer.
- Tuesday 5th May 2015
- Police and Neighbourhood Watch groups are teaming up to raise awareness of crime prevention in Ashbourne.
- Wednesday 10th September 2014
- Residents are being invited to learn more about the Neighbourhood Watch scheme at upcoming seminars this autumn.
- Friday 22nd August 2014
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