Patrons: High Sheriffs of East and West Sussex
Neighbourhood Watch began life in the UK over 30 years ago in response to rising crime, but today, as times change, it covers all aspects of keeping safe.
Our main aims are to prevent crime, reduce the fear of crime, and improve safety. That means that whilst combating crime remains our core aim, we also help out in other important ways that help protect our communities, such as during and after emergencies.
The modern Neighbourhood Watch is about making sure that no one has to feel afraid, vulnerable or isolated in the place where they live. It's about people looking out for each other, crossing barriers of age, race and class to create strong, cohesive communities that benefit everyone.
Neighbourhood Watch acts as the eyes and ears of the community. As a result, it has been shown that Neighbourhood Watch areas are far less likely to be targeted by criminals.
"Crime cannot flourish in a community that cares.
We are a not-for-profit organisation, non-party in politics, and operate an equal opportunities and non-discriminatory policy. Anybody can join, regardless of their background, and membership is free.