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Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch is a community engagement program that is supported by the Shire of Capel and Police.  The aim is to create safe communities and to bring people together to build community spirit and a sense of responsibility between neighbours.  Basically, it encourages neighbours to get to know one another, look out for one another and report suspicious behaviour.  For example, you may see someone suspicious walking around your neighbour’s yard.  You know they do not live there and have never seen them before so you jot down their gender, height, hair colour and length, their build, complexion and the clothes they are wearing.  You then pass this information onto your neighbour, and if the person was not meant to be there your neighbour has valuable information to pass onto the Police because of your neighbourly support.

Crime prevention is everybody’s responsibility and we need representation from all walks of life, all ages, all cultures and all genders.  Please call the Shire on 9727 0222 or Contact Us if you are interested in becoming a member of Neighbourhood Watch.