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Neighbourhood Watch

What is Neighbourhood Watch?  

Neighbourhood Watch is a crime prevention and community safety programme. It operates as a partnership between An Garda Síochána/Community Pol and the public. It works on the basis that every member of a community can help to improve the quality of life in the area by keeping a look out for neighbours and reporting suspicious activities to the Gardaí. 

Who can set up a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme?  

Every community or neighbourhood, no matter how large or small, can set up a scheme. A scheme can cover a single street, an apartment complex, a part or the whole of a housing estate. The heart of every scheme is the commitment of each household taking part in it.  

What are some of the aims of Neighbourhood Watch?

  • To improve community safety and reduce the fear of crime
  • To prevent crime by reducing opportunities for crime to occur.
  • To develop Garda and community links
  • To increase public confidence in An Garda Síochána
  • To foster a caring environment for older and vulnerable people
  • To reduce anti-social behaviour, including graffiti and harassment
Ormond Road has set up a Neighbourhood/ Whats App group 
How to set up a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme on your road