Message from the Chief Commissioner

Our Partners

Neighbourhood Watch

Release date: Thu 21 June 2007

Last updated: Fri 7 April 2017

Neighbourhood Watch is a community based crime prevention program that represents a partnership approach to community policing. This program, launched in 1983, builds links between police and local communities to develop and put into action community safety initiatives. There are almost 1300 Neighbourhood Watch areas in Victoria, including both urban and rural areas.

Neighbourhood Watch enables geographically distinct communities to have input in local community safety issues and Victoria Police fosters a partnership approach to give participants in the program a degree of ownership of these issues.

Neighbourhood Watch aims to:

  • Minimise the incidence of preventable crime.
  • Deter criminal activity by increasing the probability of apprehension.
  • Reduce the fear of crime.
  • Increase the reporting of crime and suspicious behaviour.
  • Improve the degree of personal and household security through education programs.
  • Expand the programs involvement in wider community safety and crime prevention initiatives, including yearly Neighbourhood Watch conferences.


Neighbourhood Watch Victoria Incorporated

State Office
Victoria Police Centre
637 Flinders Street

Phone: (03) 9247 5492

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