This page explains how to join or start a Neighbourhood Watch scheme and how they work.
County Durham is a safe place to live and you can help us keep it this way. Why not join your local Neighbourhood Watch Scheme and increase home and vehicle security in your area?
Neighbourhood Watch schemes are led by a volunteer coordinator who will receive information from the police and share it with their members. Neighbourhood Watch schemes can be large; covering most of the households on an estate, or small; involving just a dozen houses. It all depends on your area and what local people living there want.
Business Watch is essentially Neighbourhood Watch for businesses, working together to reduce crime, anti-social behaviour and vandalism in their area. Visit our Business Watch page to find out more.