Neighbourhood Watch is about people getting together with their neighbours to take action to reduce crime.

They're community initiatives owned and run by their members which are supported by the police but not owned by them, although we sometimes run them.

They work by developing a close relationship between community members and the local police.

Neighbourhood Watch schemes can:

  • cut crime and the opportunities for crime
  • help and reassure those who live in the area
  • encourage neighbourliness and closer communities

How to join a Watch scheme

Go to Neighbourhood Watch to find out what groups are active in your area and to register to join.

You can also find and contact your local Neighbourhood Watch Association or Scheme Coordinator via the same website for:

  • more information on how these schemes work
  • the benefits of the schemes
  • advice on running a scheme in your local area

You can register to join Kent’s Neighbourhood Watch by contacting your local co-ordinator directly. They will arrange for you to receive daily messages about your area, including crime waves and scams and also supply you with signs and stickers.

Medway, Dartford, Gravesend, Swale, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Malling, Tunbridge Wells:

Michael Laidlow

Telephone: 01634 792131

Email: Michael.Laidlow@kent.police.uk

Ashford, Dover, Deal, Folkestone, Canterbury and Thanet:

Andrew Judd

Telephone: 01233 896151

Email: Andrew.Judd@kent.police.uk