The nature of crime is changing and now encompasses new threats to public safety such as identity theft, child sexual exploitation, cybercrime and hate crime. One of the best ways we can keep our homes and communities safe is to help, advise and support each other.
The Cheshire Neighbourhood Watch Association comprises local area groups of householders, facilitated by a volunteer co-ordinator; these are known as Local Neighbourhood Watch Schemes.
These groups are bound together by a common interest in community safety and security. They work in partnership with the police and other community safety organisations to report and receive information, acting as local eyes and ears in our communities.
The common interest in safety also helps to foster a better community spirit within the local communities in Cheshire.