Neighbourhood Protect is a free web-based administration and communication tool for neighbourhood watches in Canada that goes beyond what social media offers. We are a community
of neighbourhood watches where people try to help people through the sharing of local crime information.
Since 2016, serving communities across southern Ontario, most recently in Alberta, British Columbia, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and growing.
Not another social media website; designed specifically for neighbourhood watch
Posts are anonymous
Simplified captain involvement
Security camera registry
Navigate quickly to this website via this smartphone link:
Registered Police Services Messages
Toronto Police Service 3/18/2023: 3/18/2023: Toronto Police reports a Suspicious Incident investigation. On Mon, March 13, at about 9:25 a.m., a 10-year old boy was walking northbound on Fairview Ave from Annette Ave: -a van drove slowly northbound past the boy, then turned around -the van then drove up to the boy and attempted to engage him in conversation The driver was as a black man in his 20s, clean shaven, with black hair. Driving a dark blue van with white stripes on the side and `frequent stops` sticker. 11 Division 416-808-1100 More Info
Every Spring and Fall many of us change our seasonal tires. Some of us have directional tires so it becomes important to install the tires on the correct side of our vehicles. Incorrect installation would
increase your risk of hydroplaning in heavy rain. If you have symmetrical or asymmetrical tires then this does not apply. See the attached image of directional tires to compare against your own. If you have directional tires
ensure the tread is pointing in the correct direction or check your sidewall for "Tire Rotation" and an arrow.
2020.04.25: A year later and these vehicles are still being stolen on a daily basis in the Toronto area. If you have one, at night, park another vehicle behind one of these to prevent thieves from driving off in yours.
February 7, 2019. YRPS warns of SUVs being stolen. Over the past year 80+ Lexus RX350, Lexus GX460, Toyota 4Runner and Toyota Highlanders have been
stolen. Thieves are defeating their security systems and reprogramming new key fobs to start these vehicles and driving off with them.
Do not leave these vehicles in your driveway overnight without additional security features.
Example video from Toronto Police:
Speakers Corner: Car theft victim says calls to police were ignored.
When you report a crime and personally do not have video, then the police must physically canvas your neighbours for video. If they are not home and there is also no contact
information for them, then the police must repeatedly return until they make contact, which is extremely time consuming and police might not have time for. Being proactive and
having a neighbourhood watch allows police to see what members have cameras and provides them with contact information so they can arrange for video. Some of this responsibility now
falls on citizens to help the police.
2019.09.25: Use caution if you suspect someone is in your house or backyard. Recently, a homeowner was stabbed
when he confronted thieves in his backyard. Note: police article no longer available.
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 are a member please ensure that you have completed the sign-up process by either selecting a neighourhood or creating a new one if you are the first in you area. Also, tell some
of your neighours to help get your watch going. An effective neighbourhood watch requires members.
Events Reported By Members
Local Police News
Select your police service to view news:
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.
Home security cameras: Check with your municipality if there are any by-laws. If not, then it is recommended that any backyard cameras
do not point into your neighbours yard - just aim your cameras more into your yard and closer to the ground. On the street there is no expectation of privacy. Smartphone
cameras, Google Maps, Google Street View and dashcams are everywhere so, adding security cameras is not much different. Try to cover out to the street for perpetrators that come by vehicle.
Discuss with your neighbours if they would like you to cover a portion of their front lawn to help with their security. Be a good neighbour and respect their wishes when it comes to
Recent article for the GTA
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.
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.
Click on the link below
On their website, click the red Submit A Tip button if on the home page
If on their Tips page, click on By Webtip the grey button to the right
Click on the https://www.tipsubmit.com/ link
Select your country, province, city and police service
Click on the hamburger menu then the Most Wanted link below to see Canada`s most wanted fugitives.
Website Rules Of Conduct
Posts onto the Events page are strictly regarding neighbourhood safety and property (stolen, found, damaged, etc.). Older posts are allowed if providing history to repeat offences.
No provincial/municipal offences such as Highway Traffic Act, Liquor License Act, noise bylaws, etc.
No social media type posts about gardening, cooking, politics, etc.
No speculation on crime, just observed activities. If you check your video and find nothing and reside on the same street as the reported crime, post that nothing was seen on video near you.
No kudos, OMG or other non-informative posts...post only something of value that contributes to the original reported crime.
If you observe a crime, report it to the police before posting it here.
Be respectful of your neighbours.
Do not post people`s names on the website.
Be mindful of the Youth Criminal Justice Act or other laws. If you post a photo of a perpetrator that is later identified as a young person (<18 yrs), please remove the photo.
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.
Posts onto this website including images from secuirty video are done by citizen members therefore Neighbourhood Protect and the Administrator are not responsible for the content of those posts. Each
member must ensure their posts comply with any Canadian laws (federal, provincial and by-law).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you live outside of Canada and Sierra Leone
and would like this tool for your area send an email to discuss.
- a Facebook page has been set up in the event that this website
becomes unvailable due to technical issues which may happen on very rare occassions. Website status updates will be posted on FB then.