Neighbourhood Watch New South Wales

Vision And Values

Our Vision

Connected, informed and empowered communities in which people feel safe and secure.

Our Mission

To be a vibrant, inclusive and effective organisation that improves the safety and security of community life across New South Wales. We do this by supporting our members and partners in promoting crime prevention, resilient communities and social inclusion. 

Our Values

Passion means we use our drive and commitment to energise, engage and inspire others.

Integrity means we are consistently open, honest, ethical and genuine, building trust in our brand, organisation and people.

Respect means we recognise that a strong, resilient and peaceful society celebrates and encourages diversity of experience, culture, beliefs, language, gender and age.

Our Objectives

We aim to:

Minimise the incidence of preventable crime.

Deter criminal activity by increasing the probability of apprehension.

Reduce the fear of crime.

Increase the reporting of crime and suspicious behaviour.

Improve the degree of personal and household security through education.

Expand the program’s involvement in wider community safety and crime prevention initiatives.

Our Purpose

Providing strategic leadership to the affiliated Neighbourhood Watch groups in New South Wales by:

Strengthening the partnership of police and community working together to prevent crime and improve the safety, security and the quality of life for all communities in New South Wales;

Coordinating the Neighbourhood Watch program, including the facilitation of information exchange between groups throughout the state of New South Wales;

Identifying and developing best practice, evidence based crime prevention responses to ultimately encourage community participation in building safe and confident communities; and

Improving community awareness and participation in watching out for and reporting suspicious behaviour.