Neighbourhood Support consists of the formation of voluntary groups, within a network linked to the Police. The community involvement in being part of a group raises the level of crime prevention awareness in your street and reduces the opportunities for crime to be committed in your neighbourhood.
Groups receive Neighbourhood Support street signs and stickers, and information regarding details on any local criminal activity. Receiving crime prevention advice on personal and property protection, and developing a working relationship with the local Community Constable, is an integral part of Neighbourhood Support activities.
The effectiveness of working together as a group in safeguarding people and property may be demonstrated when a neighbour is in need. In a street where Neighbourhood Support operates, a group member confronted with an emergency situation has the reassurance that neighbours will respond promptly within a safety plan previously agreed by the group.