North Harwich Neighbourhood Watch

Site: Harwich - No Physical Address

Service: North Harwich Neighbourhood Watch (Chatham-Kent)

Contact Information
Office Phone 519-351-7849
Primary Contact Jane LaBute; Phone: 519-351-7849
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Neighbourhood Watch is a program aimed at reducing crime in the community. It involves getting to know one’s neighbours and introducing them to the concept of Neighbourhood Watch – that is, good neighbours working together, alert to the potential of crime and willing to look out for one another’s interests.  
Neighbours working together through Neighbourhood Watch can combat crime in their area the most effective way – before it starts. Through the active participation of citizens in crime prevention, Neighbourhood Watch provides a means of reducing the opportunity for crime to occur. Citizens are taught how to make their home less inviting as a target for thieves; how to participate in Operation Identification, making their personal property less desirable to burglars; and, how to be alert to suspicious activity in their neighbourhoods.  
Very few people are in a position to protect their homes and property all of the time. Vacation, business and shopping trips, or even an evening out will leave homes unattended and vulnerable to theft. The Neighbourhood Watch program provides a sense of security for individuals or families who leave their homes for any length of time. The program helps to coordinate the efforts of the police and the community in tracking down criminals. Strong community involvement is encouraged because neighbour unity can deter crime. Neighbours joined together do help correct situations that threaten their peace and safety.  
Neighbourhood Watch groups have been active in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent for many years. Some of the longest running Neighbourhood Watch groups include Harwich Township, Highgate, Pain Court and Raleigh Township. We also recognize two Community Policing groups in have been active for many years in Blenheim and Ridgetown. Neighbourhood Watch expanded in 2006 to include Blenheim, Bothwell, Chatham, Clachan, Ridgetown, Shrewsbury and Thamesville. In 2007 we welcomed new Neighbourhood Watch groups in Dresden, Grande Point, Mitchell's Bay, Tupperville and Wallaceburg. 
Liaison Officers attend the meetings to share recent crime trends and crime prevention information/presentations. If you are interested in joining a Neighbourhood Watch group or starting a Neighbourhood Watch in your area contact the Crime Prevention and Community Safety Section at 519-352-4650
Hours Mon-Sun 24 hours
Meetings Three or four meetings per year--flyers delivered in mail box prior to each meeting.
Areas Served Harwich ; North Harwich
Boundaries North Harwich Township
Eligibility no restrictions
Application Call for information
Languages English
Fees None
Agency Information
Funding Regional / Municipal
Site Information
Located In Community Harwich
Physical Access Not Applicable

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