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Watch schemes

Last Modified November 12, 2012

Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch encourages neighbours to get together, share information and prevent crime in their local community.

Pub Watch

Representatives from pubs meet regularly to discuss problems or incidents that have happened on a licensed premise. The network is also used to share information about anyone banned from a licensed premise in the area and is a scheme is supported by the police and council.

Shop Watch

Shops in this scheme are given a radio and are able to communicate with other shop owners, the police and the CCTV control room, so that they can report crimes taking place, suspicious behaviour or share intelligence.

Horse Watch

This scheme builds links with stables and the police to increase the reporting of crimes relating to equestrianism and share intelligence.

Dog Watch

This scheme encourages residents who walk their pets to report any suspicious behaviour they may see while out and about.

How can I join?

If you would like more information about any of these watch schemes please contact your Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101 or www.herts.police.uk

Hertsmere Borough Watch Association (HBWA)

HBWA is a voluntary association which represents neighbourhood watches within the borough and at a county level. HBWA provides home security equipment at a reduced rate and arranges neighbourhood watch socials and an annual conference. For more information visit their website 


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