What is Neighbourhood Watch?
Watch is a community crime prevention scheme, with Police and community
volunteers working together. Neighbourhood Crime Prevention programs
have existed in the USA, Canada and the UK since the late 1960s. In
Australia, the Neighbourhood Watch scheme began in Victoria in 1983 and
was formally launched in New South Wales in the Sydney suburb of
Campsie in December, 1984.
patrols are divided up into Neighbourhood Watch areas. Since
Neighbourhood Watch is entirely voluntary, it is up to the local
community to establish a group by holding a public meeting and electing
a co-ordinator and small committee.
The co-ordinator liaises with local Police, passing on information to
the committee and the area's residents by way of public meetings and
A typical Neighbourhood Watch Area would have four public meetings a
year and the delivery, by volunteer street co-ordinators, of four
newsletters a year to every residence and business in the area.
Newsletters contain information regarding local police issues, safety
and crime statistics for the area. The meetings are usually informal,
with a guest speaker relevant to community interests and a report from
Aims of Neighbourhood Watch
Our Aims include:
1. Improving the level of personal and household security
2. Minimising the incidence of preventable crime.
3. Increasing the incidence of crime reporting to the Police.
4. Encouraging people to engrave / photograph their property for ease of identification if stolen.
5. Improving the relationship between local Police and the community.
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1. THE CRIMEBUSTER
Please download the latest publication of the THE CRIMEBUSTER from the link provided below. Published by the Northbridge Neighbourhood Watch.
December 2010 - Crimebuster
July 2010 - Crimebuster
February 2010 -
2. Crime Statistics for Northbridge
January - May 2010
October - December 2009
July - September 2009
April - June 2009
January - March 2009
October - December 08 July - September 08 April - June 08
January - March 08 Comparison 2007-2008
October - December 07 July - September 07 March - June 07
3. Press Releases - North Shore Local Area Command
September 2010 - Break & Enter warning for Spring
April 2010 -
Last Drinks Campaign
30 April 2009 - Raid on illegal drug laboratory
16 February 2009 - Knife offences, graffiti
02 February 2009 - Arrests over stolen property
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Northbridge Neighbourhood Watch Committee
NSW Police Community Liaison Officers
Senior Constable: Matt Jewell - 9414 8518
Youth Liaison Officer: Constable Lynne Kennedy - 9414 8504
Community Information Service (Crime)