West Yorkshire Police

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West Yorkshire Police Supports Neighbourhood Watch Week

Monday,  19 June 2017

West Yorkshire Police is once again supporting National Neighbourhood Watch Scheme week.  

Neighbourhood Watch is an effective partnership between police and communities, and brings members of the public and officers together to help prevent crime and create safer environments and communities.  

The week is celebrated nationally and runs 17 to 24 June. West Yorkshire Police’s campaign will specifically focus on promoting the reach of Neighbourhood Watch and encouraging scheme registration.  

West Yorkshire Police Crime Prevention Officer, Lisa Keyworth, said: "Neighbourhood Watch Schemes play a major part in helping crime reduction and improve the quality of life for local people.  

"We have over 2,000 schemes across the county, demonstrating the importance and popularity that Neighbourhood Watch Schemes still hold, with the success of the scheme down to local co-ordinators and members, who work alongside police.  

"West Yorkshire Police are working with partners this week to promote Neighbourhood Watch Schemes and would like to continue to expand and grow the schemes we have in place.  

"Being a part of the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme builds a stronger community spirit, and encourages communities to work together to continue to make West Yorkshire Police a safer place to live. 

"We always welcome new ways of making the schemes work in different areas, and we can all play a part in protecting ourselves, our families, friends and neighbours from being victims of crime." 

As part of the week, there will be several events held across the county to give more information on what the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme involves and to provide information on how to start your own scheme.  

For further information on how to set up your own Neighbourhood Watch, visit: www.westyorkshire.police.uk/nhw. If you would like to find out more, you can also email [email protected].  

West Yorkshire Police are currently accepting nominations for the 2017 Neighbourhood Watch Scheme. The awards celebrate the hard work of current scheme members and coordinators. Email [email protected] for a nomination form. 

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