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Neighbourhood Watch Melville

A NHW Volunteer assists NHW Committee Members at their events. This involves staffing information stalls and: • Speaking to the public about connecting with their neighbours • Encouraging the public to report all incidents to police • Handing out community safety and crime prevention information material; • Encouraging people to sign up to Safer Melville eNews; and • Encouraging people to follow local WA Police Force and Neighbourhood Watch social media pages.

People participate in NHW to be actively involved in a movement that is associated with community safety and security in their local area. It is widely regarded that being part of Neighbourhood Watch can: • Reduce / prevent local crime; • Reduce fear of crime; • Address issues relating to antisocial behaviour; • Create safer neighbourhoods; • Build community spirit and cohesion; • Reassure members of the public; • Assist in the detection and apprehension of criminals through members providing information to the police; and • Improve quality of life and the local environment.The program aims to: • Increase cohesion and connectedness in communities; • Help to prevent crime; • Increase neighbourliness and community wellbeing; • Increase the level of home security in our community; • Reduce preventable crime; • Encourage the reporting of suspicious activity to police; • Improve the quality of information passed on to police; and • Encourage the marking of valuables to discourage theft and assist in identifying recovered property.