Neighbourhood Watch Groups
Neighbourhood Watch (NW) is a partnership between residents of a community and the police to improve safety in that particular area and help prevent crime.
Our local communities are built on the strength and personalities of the residents and families comprising these areas.
The overall objective of NW is to have neighbours look out for each other and report suspicious happenings or criminal activities. These reports can be made directly to the police or to Crime Stoppers at 800-TIPS.
NW is therefore run by local residents for residents and involves getting to know one’s neighbours and encouraging them to work together in their own interest. Neighbours working together can effectively combat crime in their community even before it starts.
Who can participate?
Anyone living in Trinidad or Tobago can establish and be part of a Neighbourhood Watch Group. Whether you live in an apartment, a townhouse or a single family home, it does not matter. As long as you are desirous of starting a group and can get your neighbours committed to being a part of the group, you have fulfilled the two requirements of starting a Neighbourhood Watch Group.
Starting a group
Starting a group is easy. Crime Stoppers can help by having the Neighbourhood Watch contact person speak at your first meeting. However, someone from your community will first need to contact the neighbours to find out the best time for this initial meeting which is now being held virtually.
At this meeting the essentials of a Neighbourhood Watch Group are shared and all the questions on the running of such a group are answered.
Organize your first meeting
To organise your first meeting get the commitment of about 15 – 20 neighbours to attend the start-up meeting.
Secondly, complete the form below and send to us at Crime Stoppers and we will be in contact with you.
For more information send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.