When good neighbours remain good friends

ACT Policing signs new MOU with Neighbourhood Watch

ACT Policing’s partnership with Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) ACT has been further strengthened by the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Thursday (7 February). 

NHW is a community based crime prevention program and a key strategic partner for ACT Policing.

The program aims to reduce crime by encouraging the community to watch out for and report suspicious activity to police or Crime Stoppers. It also helps reassure fellow residents, create a closer community and encourage residents to engage with local police.

ACT Policing and NHW work together at events such as the Royal Canberra Show, the Seniors Expo and NHW week. Police also regularly attend NHW forums and local community days.

Chief Police Officer for the ACT Ray Johnson and Deputy Chief Police Officer Mark Walters joined the President of NHW ACT Margaret Pearson and Vice President Clare McGrath for the signing.

Speaking at the signing, Assistant Commissioner Johnson said NHW provides a vital link to community members who care about the security of their neighbourhood.

“This is an important partnership for ACT Policing and I’m pleased we can continue to work closely together,” Assistant Commissioner Johnson said.

Mrs Pearson said she is very grateful for the continued support of the police.

“We value the relationship we have with ACT Policing which is recognised in the signing of this MOU.  It also highlights the close cooperation that exists between the two identities which works to the benefit of the Canberra community,” Mrs Pearson said.

To find out more or to become a member of Neighbourhood Watch in the ACT, visit the Neighbourhood Watch ACT website or Facebook page.