Objectives of NHW

The Neighbourhood Watch in Spain has a number of key objectives which we think are vital for us to work towards in order to achieve our aims as an organisation and therefore every member and branch should aim to achieve these objectives:

To inform the Security Forces of the occurrence of suspicious incidents, thereby reducing the opportunities of criminals.

Quickly alert all residents of the occurrence of suspicious incidents.

Keep residents informed of different types of crime committed in Spain.

To keep residents informed of scams committed in Spain.

Advise generally how residents can protect their property and themselves.

Improve community safety generally.

Prevent crime by improving security, increasing vigilance, creating and maintaining a caring community.

Reduce opportunities for crime by increasing crime preventive awareness.

Assist the security forces in detecting crime. Promote effective communication and the prompt reporting of suspicious and criminal activity.

Encourage members to be vigilant at all times and contact the security forces to report any suspicious behaviour.

Keep a check on vulnerable residents and those that are away.

Reduce the undue fear of crime by providing accurate information about risks, thereby promoting a sense of security and community spirit, particularly amongst the more vulnerable members of our community.

Improve security forces/community liaison by using Neighbourhood Watch messaging systems in order to provide effective communications.

If you have any questions about the Neighbourhood Watch in Spain, or want to get involved with events in your local area, please feel free to contact us.