Neighbourhood Watch in Fairwinds

The Tempest Park area now has a Neighbourhood Watch!

Neighbourhood Watch is: An organized group of citizens devoted to the reduction and prevention of crime in their neighbourhoods. Very few people are in a position to protect their homes and property all of the time. Vacations, business and shopping trips, or an evening out will leave your home temporarily unattended and vulnerable.  Neighbourhood Watch is neighbours watching out for neighbours. Your neighbours know who you are, when you are likely to be in or out, what type of car you own, and may be the first to notice a burglar at your window or door. A police officer patrolling your community wouldn’t recognize a stranger in your yard – but your neighbours would.  For Neighbourhood Watch to be totally effective, each resident should take an active role in both security improvement and observation.

People learn:

  • How to make their homes less inviting as a target for thieves at no cost by having a home inspection to make their home more secure.
  • How to participate in Operation Identification, making their personal property more difficult for burglars to dispose of.
  • How to mobilize individuals to reduce or prevent criminal activities in their neighbourhoods.
  • How to be more aware of suspicious behaviours and how to take the appropriate action.
  • How to report the incidence to the coordinator and the Ottawa Police Service.

Membership in a Watch is not about and does not involve:

  • being a busybody
  • time-consuming duties and obligations
  • being a vigilante
  • fees for service
  • Patrolling the streets

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