Neighbourhood Watch is a partnership between local communities, the Police and Policing and Community Safety Partnerships (PCSP’s), with the aim of helping people protect themselves and their property and to reduce the fear of crime.
The Scheme creates effective communication between residents and the police, with local co-ordinators acting as the primary point of contact. It can make a real difference in local communities and, in an evaluation commissioned by Northern Ireland Policing Board, PSNI and Department of Justice, 86% of people who live in a Neighbourhood Watch area expressed that they feel very or quite safe and almost all areas reported that crime and anti-social behaviour had decreased since the establishment of the scheme.
In Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, there are currently 30 schemes.
If you are interested in setting up a scheme or if you would like further information on Neighbourhood Watch, please contact Mid and East Antrim Policing and Community Safety Partnership at the following location:
Larne Town Hall
Upper Cross Street
T: 028 2826 2460