How We Work

Within each area, we operate via a network of “Watch Coordinators” (sometimes known as “Street Coordinators”). Typically each Watch Coordinator looks after between 10 and 20 households cascading information on crime and safety issues to those households. Information is received from the local police neighbourhood policing teams and cascaded about once per week by email. Occasionally, there are additional cascades of information of an urgent nature, for example, to help trace a missing person or to be on the lookout for a stolen vehicle perhaps used in connection with criminal activity. 

Information on crime, anti-social behaviour and suspicious activity is passed to the local police via the Area Coordinators who have regular contact with the police.

Once a quarter a public meeting is held providing opportunities for members and non-members to be updated on crime statistics and current matters of concern. These meetings are usually attended by members of the local police force.