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2018-May-25 (Oshawa)


About

Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch (also known as Block Watch) is a program designed to reduce the threat of crime to neighbours and property. This program encourages all residents to be alert to suspicious persons or vehicles and to notify each other quickly via web-based tools. The more people that are members, the more neighbours there are looking out for each other.

Neighbourhood Protect

Neighbourhood Protect is a free web-based Neighbourhood Watch tool to administer neighbourhood watches in Canada .

Neighbourhood Protect expands on the idea of neighbourhood watch by joining multiple neighbourhood watches together through one central database. Just as it is beneficial for neighbours to join a neighbourhood watch, it is also beneficial for individual neighbourhood watches to join together to form a larger regional watch since some criminals travel by bike or car and can affect more than one neighbourhood.
Examples:

The Vaulter robbed banks in Toronto, Calgary and other cities but lived in France. The Subaru Bandits committed Break & Enters from Bowmanville to Hamilton and in-between. The violent home invasions happened in Kingston and Toronto and were committed by the same perpetrators.

Neighbourhood Protect requires very little effort on the part of its members; just look out for each other`s property and report a possible crime and let your immediate neighbours know about your neighbourhood watch. There is no patrolling, big canvassing, time consuming meetings etc. This is to make your life safer and easier, not more complicated.

See the FAQ page for further detail.

Houses vs Apartments/Condos

House owners would benefit most from neighbhourhood watch. They can install security cameras, share images, and likely other house owners in the area could be affected by the same perpetrator. Apartment/condo residents do not have their own security cameras; that is usually handled by the building management, and they typically do not share video images with tenants. It would be best for building management to join. If you live in a small apartment with outdoor only parking and no building surveillance cameras, then being part of a neighbourhood watch could still be beneficial.

News Alert

Police in the GTA warn about counterfeit $100 bills with serial# FKW4346846. Ink on bills also flakes off.


Newer cars with keyless radio fobs that can unlock and start a car by proximity are vulnerable to signal boosters catching the signal and amplifying it for thieves. Keep these fobs a great distance from your car and away from the front rooms of your house when at home.




Crime Videos Of Interest


Functionality

This website is a tool specific to supporting neighbourhood watch programs by:

For Residents:


For Investigators:

Should I Join?

Cities serviced: newcastle; bowmanville; clarington; newcastle; courtice; oshawa; whitby; ajax; pickering; brooklin; port perry; uxbridge; gta; toronto, scarborough; york region, richmond hill, keswick; peel region, mississauga, oakville, hamilton, vancouver, calgary, edmonton, regina

Events Reported By Members
Local Police News
Select your police service to view news:


Note: If you have been here before and if selecting a service causes the page to go blank,
then you need to refresh the page prior to clicking a service as the page has cached some old code.
Police Neighbourhood Watch Training Videos

Neighbourhood watch training videos on what to do and how to better protect yourself.

Training Video - Part I
Training Video - Part II
Training Video - Part III
Training Video - Part IV

Safety Tips

See the following safety page for safety tips.

Although most private drone operators view these as toys, there are some safety and privacy concerns that must be respected. Canada has a new law regarding the use of these drones: Drones and the law. Fines go up to $3,000.

Basic Crime Definitions

Robbery: When someone does or tries to steal your property AND assaults or threatens to assault you. ie. A street mugging or a theft from a store where a weapon was shown. Two examples of thefts mislabelled as robberies are finding your house broken into (a Break and Enter) or shoplifting (Theft Under).

Break and Enter: Unauthorized entry into your house, closed garage, shed or fully fenced/gated yard and steals or attempts to steal property. Breaking into your car is not a break and enter, just a Theft From Vehicle.

Police On-line Crime Reporting Forms

If you see a crime-in-progress, phone 9-1-1. If you discover a crime and the criminal is likely long gone you could use your police service's online crime reporting forms to make a report. No crime is too small, report everything.

Calgary Police Service

Durham Regional Police Service

Fredericton Police Force

Halton Regional Police Service

Halifax Regional Police Service

Hamilton Police Service

Ontario Provincial Police

Ottawa Police Service

Peel Regional Police Service

Regina Police Service

Toronto Police Service

Vancouver Police Department

Waterloo Regional Police Service

York Regional Police Service

Crime Stoppers

If you see a crime-in-progress, phone 9-1-1. If you suspect criminal activity (ie. drug dealing, prostitution, etc.) in your neighbourhood and wish to report it anonymously then you can use Crime Stoppers. No crime is too small, report everything.

Instructions

  1. Click on the link below
  2. On their website, click the red Submit A Tip button if on the home page
  3. If on their Tips page, click on By Webtip the grey button to the right
  4. Click on the https://www.tipsubmit.com/ link
  5. Select your country, province, city and police service
  6. Fill in the online form
Crime Stoppers
Or
Direct link to submission form

Website Rules Of Conduct

  1. Posts onto the Events page are strictly regarding neighbourhood safety and property (stolen, found, damaged, etc.).
  2. No social media type posts about gardening, cooking, politics, etc.
  3. No speculation on crime, just observed activities.
  4. If you observe a crime, report it to the police before posting it here.
  5. Be respectful of your neighbours.
  6. The neighbourhood captain and website administrator reserve the right to delete any inappropriate posts.

Disclaimer/Privacy

Information collected on this website is for the purpose of administrating neighbourhood watches and may be shared with police services to assist in their investigations. Personal contact information will not be shared with any non-police organizations. General aggregate information may be used to provide stats to public organizations.

There is a variety of hardware such as web hosting, communication lines and power generation that could potentially affect the availability of this website that goes beyond the control of the administrator. As such, there is only up to a 99% guarantee of uptime.

Contact

Questions/comments can be directed to admin@neighbourhoodprotect.ca. If you live outside of Canada and would like this tool for your area send an email to discuss.


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