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7.     Promote neighbourliness by encouraging members to share crime reduction
                     information and keep an eye on each other’s homes and possessions, giving
                     special consideration to vulnerable neighbours
              8.     Support police and other agencies to identify local issues and solve problems
                     where there are community concerns


       A scheme must have a Coordinator to be recognised by the police.


       As a Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator or member you are not expected to become a
       vigilante group, patrol the streets, or put yourself in any danger. You are not a replacement

       police service.


       Your members can contact you to inform you about incidents when appropriate but they
       should always contact the police in an emergency situation.


       You can get help and advice from your local Police Community Support Officer (PCSO).
       Your area contact or Local Association will help to set up a meeting with them if required.


       lf you can no longer continue as the Coordinator, you must inform your area contact,

       Local Association and the police.  You should  encourage  someone  from within your
       scheme to take over if possible. If this is not possible, your scheme will no longer be
       officially registered and members may compromise their insurance if they received a
       discount because they belonged to a scheme.



       THE ROLE OF A MEMBER


       Neighbourhood Watch members are required to be alert. They are the eyes and ears of

       the police. Members are asked to:


              1.     Support the Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator
              2.     Report suspicious and/or criminal incidents to the police
              3.     Take personal responsibility for community safety by taking steps to improve
                     your home and personal security (and share safety and security information
                     to your friends and family)
              4.     Be a good neighbour (share crime reduction information and keep an eye
                     on each other’s homes and possessions, giving special consideration to
                     vulnerable neighbours)
              5.     Support police and other agencies to identify local issues and solve problems

                     where there are community concerns





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