Neighbourhood Watch

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Neighbourhood Watch


Neighbourhood Watch provides a means of reducing the opportunity for crime to occur, through the active participation of citizens.

Community members are taught how to make their homes less inviting for thieves, how to participate in Operation Identification, making their personal property less desirable to burglars, and how to be alert to suspicious activity in their neighbourhoods. Very few people are in a position to protect their homes and property all of the time and the Neighbourhood Watch program can help to provide a sense of security for individuals or families who leave their homes for any length of time.

The program also helps to co-ordinate the efforts of the police and the community in tracking down criminals. Strong individual, community, and police involvement is what makes the program such a success because - together we can prevent crime!

For more information on how to start a Neighbourhood Watch program in your area contact the Barrie Police Service Crime Prevention Unit at (705) 725-7025 ext.2919 or E-mail: