About Rother Neighbourhood Watch.
Neighbourhood Watch schemes are run by their members through a coordinator and are supported by the police and chairman of a Neighbourhood Watch.
The police can't deal with the problems and issues arising from crime and anti-social behaviour alone; they need the help of the whole community. Neighbourhood Watch provides a way for local people to play an important part in addressing this balance and making their communities safer.
The role of a Neighbourhood Watch coordinator is to set up and maintain a Neighbourhood Watch scheme within a specific street, neighbourhood or area, the following are suggested as the main duties which coordinators will need to manage.
. Encourage vigilance amongst members and actively encourage the early reporting of suspicious incidents to the police.
· Receive crime information from the Neighbourhood Watch messaging system and distribute these messages to members
· Encourage members to be aware of and put into practice crime prevention measures, such as property marking and security devices
· Keep a check on vulnerable households and provide advice to members about dealing with callers at the door.
· Circulate newsletters and other relevant information to members.
· Welcome newcomers to the neighbourhood and invite them to be part of the scheme.
The principal role of the Neighbourhood watch is less about fighting crime and more about building a stronger relationship between the police force and community. A community that is focused on trust and respect, creating a society where no one must feel afraid, vulnerable or isolated in the place where they live.
People believe that the biggest impact of the Neighbourhood Watch program was on building a strong relationship between Police and the community and the development of community empowerment. And there lies the real power of Neighbourhood Watch, it fights the isolation and the fear generated by crimes by creating a bond among area residents and between the police and the communities they serve.
In recent years, raising confidence in police and increasing feelings of safety in the community has been a central part of police reform in the UK.