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Neighbourhood Watch

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Neighbourhood Watch is a way for communities to help themselves to stay safe. Groups of local volunteers work in partnership with the police and their local council to:
  • distribute safety advice  
  • help make sure elderly and vulnerable residents aren't targets for criminals 
  • gather information to help police tackle local problems 
  • alert residents when there’s a particular crime problem in an area

Get involved

To find out more contact your local Volunteer Watch Liaison Officer (VWLO) who’ll let you know if a Neighbourhood Watch scheme already exists. If not they’ll help you start a new one.
  • Shepway, Ashford and  Dover - Andrew Judd - 01233 896151​
  • Canterbury and Thanet - Michael Laidlow - 01795 433010
  • Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge and Malling - Dave Spitter - 01622 604395
  • Swale, Dartford, Gravesend and Medway - Erin Scott - 01634 792131

country eye

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Country Eye is a partnership between the rural community, Kent Police and Neighbourhood Watch. It aims to help reduce crime and the fear of crime by involving the community and protecting those who are most vulnerable.

Membership is open to individuals, businesses and community organisations.

Country Eye is administered locally by the Volunteer Watch Liaison Officers (VWLO). See above for contact details.

Country Eye app

Designed for people living and working in the rural community the app allows users to record and share information on crime, suspicious behaviour and damage. Any information uploaded using the app is stored in a secure central database and accessed by Country Eye volunteers who have been fully trained by us.

Information is broadcast to other app users so they are alert to suspicious activity as well as collated for police officers to get a better picture of rural crime and where and how it is taking place.

Complete with a knowledge section, the app is simple to use and is available, free, for Android and iOS. 

​It cannot be used to report crime: call 101 for non-urgent issues or dial 999 if crime is taking place or safety is at risk.

Download the Country Eye app
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