Typical duties of a Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator.
- Sustain the interest of members through regular communication such as meetings or newsletters.
- Supply members with NhW stickers for doors and windows, incident report cards and other Neighbourhood Watch material.
- Encourage non-participating neighbours to join the watch or keep you advised of incidents within the watch area.
- Encourage the setting up of additional watches in neighbouring areas.
Manage the local watch:
- Keep an up to date list of watch members, including email addresses where available, remembering to keep the data confidential in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1984.
- Welcome new members to the watch and keep a stock of NhW stickers and leaflets to give to them.
- Disseminate information (either by email or hard copies) to all members of the watch such as crime updates/reports from Surrey Police, crime reduction literature or NhW newsletters.
Encourage measures to enhance security:
- Encourage members of the watch to adopt crime reduction measures such as security marking their valuable property using a UV marker pen.
- Encourage members to keep their eyes open for unusual occurrences and inform the Police quickly of suspicious activity.
- Educate members as to how to contact Surrey Police in a non-emergency as well as Crimestoppers.
Links to Surrey Police and Borough/District NhW organisation:
- Act as a point of contact between your watch members, Surrey Police and your Borough/District NhW organisation.
- Notify your Borough/District NhW organisation and local Police if you plan to leave the area or are not able to continue in your role and, if possible identify a replacement.
- Receive non urgent information from members and forward to Surrey Police.
- Inform members of any successes that occur.
- Feedback concerns from local watch members to the local Police.