A major goal of Neighbourhood Watch is to help prepare the community for ways in which they can reduce incidents of crime.
Neighbourhood Watch has existed in the Waterloo Region Since 1980. The Neighbourhood Watch program consists of citizens who discuss concerns with their neighbours and the police regarding their community. The program encourages communities to become aware of suspicious activities in their neighbourhoods. Participants meet to discuss residential security, personal security and effective crime reporting.
Each neighbourhood has a Watch Captain who organizes meetings and maintains up-to-date membership information. The Waterloo Regional Neighbourhood Watch Board of Directors administers the Neighbourhood Watch organization for Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo and their surrounding areas. The Neighbourhood Watch members in each city are kept informed about crime and crime trends in their areas on a regular basis.
The civilian members at each Division are kept informed about crime and crime trends by the crime analysts from that Division. Volunteers compile messages to be disseminated via the Neighbourhood Watch Alert System. This automatic phone dialler system sends messages to all participants in each area regarding crime trends in their particular neighbourhood.
To obtain more information or to become a Neighbourhood Watch member, please contact the following number that corresponds to your location.
To reach the Neighbourhood Watch office you may call: 519-650-8500 ext 6390 or visit the new Neighbourhood Watch website.
NOTE: As this office is maintained by volunteers it may be necessary to leave a message and someone will return your call as soon as possible.