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2018-Dec-09 (Courtice) Suspicious Incident
2018-Nov-28 (Wallaceburg) Suspicious Incident
2018-Nov-12 (Oakville) Break & Enter
2018-Nov-04 (Oshawa) Theft From Vehicle
2018-Oct-17 (Wallaceburg) Theft Under
About FAQs Why Join

 Neighbourhood Protect is a free web-based administration and communication tool for neighbourhood watches in Canada that goes beyond what social media offers.

Since 2016, serving communities across southern Ontario, most recently in Quebec, British Columbia and Alberta, and growing.

Notice: Kitchener/Waterloo

Waterloo Regional Neighbourhood Watch has announced that after 25 years they will be closing its doors. If anyone from the Kitchener/Waterloo area wishes to continue having a neighbourhood watch, please feel free to have your group join Neighbourhood Protect.

If you know anyone involved in NW living in that area feel free to refer them to this website to help them continue their NW.

Notice: Wallaceburg Residents

A steering committee has been set up and determined that there will be one neighbourhood watch (NW) group with the name "Wallaceburg". Please do not create any NW sub-groups. If you created or joined another NW group please go to your Profile page and select the neighbourhood "Wallaceburg" instead.

If you have any questions you can email the Wallaceburg NW or your liaison officer S/Const. Randi Hull of the Chatham-Kent Police Service. Wallaceburg NW Facebook group

Notice: London

London Neighbourhood Watch may be closing its doors after 27 years due to funding cuts. If anyone from the London area wishes to continue having a neighbourhood watch, please feel free to have your group join Neighbourhood Protect.

If you know anyone involved in NW living in that area feel free to refer them to this website to help them continue their NW.

Events Reported By Members
Local Police News
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Note: News feeds from Twitter are currently not working as Twitter has disabled external RSS links.
Therefore this section may not display.
Police services that provide RSS feeds continue to work ie. Toronto Police and Durham Regional Police.

Police Neighbourhood Watch Training Videos

Neighbourhood watch training videos on what to do and how to better protect yourself. It is recommended that you watch these videos if you plan on joining a neighbourhood watch.

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.

Interview with a burglar about Break and Enters:

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 home/business, 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 Online 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. Certain major crimes such as assault, robbery, break and enter, etc. will require police to attend and cannot be done online or over the phone.

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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.


  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
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. No kudos, OMG or other non-informative posts...post only something of value that contributes to the original reported crime.
  5. If you observe a crime, report it to the police before posting it here.
  6. Be respectful of your neighbours.
  7. The neighbourhood captain, liaison officer and website administrator reserve the right to delete any inappropriate posts.


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.

Neighbourhood Signs and Stickers

On multiple occasions people have asked about how to get signs and window stickers. You must contact your local police service directly for this information. Neighbourhood Protect has no sign/sticker program. Also, most police services require around 50% neighbour sign-up before they will endorse your watch. So, before contacting the police, you need to actually build a functioning neighbourhood watch.


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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