Latest Neighbourhood Watch News
09 Feb
Safer Internet Day 2021

Neighbourhood Watch SA and SA Police are pleased to support the work of Australia’s eSafety Commissioner by spreading online safety messages and promoting the positive use of digital technology on Safer Internet Day.

Celebrated by millions of people all around the world, Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of emerging...

05 Jan
Why Risk It?

During the Fire Danger Season it’s more important than ever to remain vigilant to potential fire risks. Using power tools like angle grinders, welders and cutting tools can create sparks which if you’re not careful can quickly start a bushfire, so Why Risk It?

Before you use any power tools this...

23 Dec
Merry Christmas from the NHW Team

This year has been a challenging one for all of us, and will long be remembered as the year of the COVID-19 pandemic. With 2020 coming to a close we would like to take this opportunity to thank our Neighbourhood Watch SA volunteers and members for their resilience in the...

17 Dec
New Christmas Security Fact Sheet

Christmas is the season of shopping, receiving deliveries, and storing gifts. It’s also the season for opportunistic thieves to try and steal them out from under your Christmas tree.

SA Police has created a new Christmas Security fact sheet that is filled with useful crime prevention tips to help you keep...

16 Dec
Why Risk It?

We all love a campfire, but during the Fire Danger Season a campfire comes with an increased risk of starting a bushfire. So if you’re having a campfire, Why Risk It?

Before you light a campfire first make sure it’s not a Total Fire Ban Day and check the Fire Danger...

15 Dec
Variety SA celebrates Christmas

This year, children's charity Variety SA celebrated Christmas a little differently due to COVID-19.

Ordinarily, Variety SA host an annual Christmas party for disadvantaged children and children with disabilities at the Wayville Showgrounds, and in previous years SA Police officers have gone along to engage with the children and community members...

07 Dec
SA Police Volunteer of the Year

It is our pleasure to congratulate the recipient of the SA Police Commissioner’s Volunteer of the Year Award for 2020. Congratulations Margaret Jaensch – one of our valued Neighbourhood Watch SA members.

Margaret was presented with the award by Deputy Commissioner Linda Williams at a ceremony on Friday, ahead of International...

03 Dec
Day of People with Disability

Today is International Day of People with Disability, an internationally celebrated day which aims to increase awareness, understanding and acceptance of people living with disabilities and to celebrate their achievements and contributions to our communities.

Neighbourhood Watch is all about inclusion, bringing people together and forming safer and more connected communities....

02 Dec
Award for Community Based Policing

Members from SA Police’s Community Engagement Section – including the Neighbourhood Watch State Coordinator – presented Mr Aaron Gowling with an Award for Community Based Policing this morning in recognition of his outstanding contribution in the making of the Why Risk It? Bushfire prevention video series.

Operation Nomad is SA Police’s...

26 Nov
Safe use of Power Tools

With warmer weather comes an increased risk of bushfires. Using power tools like angle grinders, welders and cutting tools can create sparks which if you’re not careful can quickly start a bushfire, so Why Risk It?

Before you start working with power tools this Fire Danger Season always make sure the...

24 Nov
Why Risk It?

Neighbourhood Watch SA and SA Police would like to remind everyone to stay safe this Fire Danger Season.

With warmer weather fast approaching, and some extreme heat days forecast for this coming weekend, now is a good time to get outside and tidy up around your property to make sure you’re...

19 Nov
Closure of some SA Police Stations

In line with new COVID-19 Directions which came into effect at midnight 19 November 2020, all metropolitan Police Stations that do not operate 24 hours will be closed effective immediately. These closures will allow Police Officers to assist with COVID-19 related duties.

Those 24 hour SA Police Stations that will remain...

13 Nov
World Kindness Day

Today is World Kindness Day - an internationally observed day which aims to make the world a better place by highlighting good deeds and celebrating acts of kindness.

Neighbourhood Watch SA is perfectly placed in the community to recognise and promote acts of kindness – whether it’s helping out someone less...

12 Nov
Celebrating NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week is a national celebration held across Australia to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

This year’s theme – Always Was, Always Will Be – recognises how First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.

NAIDOC Week commenced...

03 Nov
Why Risk It?

Bushfire Prevention

South Australia Police and the SA Country Fire Service would like everyone to stay safe this upcoming Fire Danger Season.

To achieve this SA Police has launched Operation Nomad which will involve high visibility police patrols in high risk fire danger areas and monitoring known arsonists (read media release)...

28 Oct
New and enhanced issue of Blueprint

The latest issue of the SA Police Blueprint magazine is out now. This issue is a special COVID-19 edition of Blueprint which highlights the dedication and professionalism of SA Police in protecting South Australians during the pandemic.

In a first, the online experience has been enhanced with a series of videos...

27 Oct
Tips for a Spooktacular Halloween

A full moon will light up the skies on Halloween night this year, shedding some moonlight on the footpaths for all the children and adults who dress up in costumes and go trick or treating around their neighbourhood.

Our friends at SA Police have made available a range of useful safety...

23 Oct
Lions Citizen of the Year Award

The annual South Australian Citizen’s Award is presented by The Lions Club of the City of Adelaide and SA Police, and acknowledges a member of the public who performs extraordinary service to assist SA Police in the performance of police duties.

The recipient is selected from nominations made by SA Police...

30 Sep
Rotary Club thanks SA Police

In previous years the Rotary Club of Unley, in partnership with SA Police, has presented the SA Police Officer of the Year Award each September at the Royal Adelaide Show. Due to the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the decision has been made to postpone this year’s award selection...

29 Sep
National Police Remembrance Day

National Police Remembrance Day is a significant day across Australia and the South West Pacific region. It is a day when South Australia Police, their families, and the community can pause and reflect on the dangers of policing and remember those police officers who have made the supreme sacrifice.

Neighbourhood Watch...

17 Sep
A year of THINK! Road Safety

Neighbourhood Watch is all about creating safer communities and being safe on our roads plays a big part in reaching that goal.

Last month marked one year since SA Police formed the Media Road Safety Unit (MRSU). The MRSU produces mass media and digital campaigns to educate motorists and influence positive...

27 Aug
Public assistance leads to arrests

At the heart of the Neighbourhood Watch program sits the concept of community members helping to keep their communities safe by reporting suspicious and anti-social activity to the police.

We want to showcase a couple of recent good news stories where members of the public have done exactly that, resulting in...

19 Aug
Scams Awareness PACE Forum

Learn how to spot a scam and how to protect your information from being used by scammers at tonight’s online PACE forum on Facebook.

Last year Australians lost more than $634 million to scams, through business, investment and romance scams just to name a few.

As part of Scams Awareness Week, experts...

19 Aug
Scams Awareness Week

Across Australia in 2019 approximately 336,000 scams were reported to Scamwatch, ACORN, ReportCyber and Australia’s big four banks. The reported losses totalled $634 million, which is a 30 percent increase from 2018.

Scams Awareness Week kicked off on Monday, 17 August and runs until Friday, 21 August, and provides an opportunity...

12 Aug
Rail Safety Week

This week is Rail Safety Week, an annual community awareness campaign across Australia and New Zealand promoting safety around public transport. This year’s campaign runs from 10 – 16 August and will involve a wide range of messaging and activities.

There were 83 reported vehicle and pedestrian related collisions at railway...

11 Aug
New and improved NHW SA website

We are very excited to announce the launch of our redesigned Neighbourhood Watch SA (NHW) website which has gone live today.

Our goal was to create an enhanced user experience with faster and easier navigation. Based on feedback from NHW groups and volunteers we have added new sections including:

  • A brand new...
10 Aug
More music from the SA Police Band

July was a big month of music from the SA Police Band with plenty of entertaining performances uploaded to the band’s YouTube page.

We've seen everything from the School Beat Band having fun with some well-known tunes, to a percussion performance at the iconic St Peter’s Cathedral.

Check out these links...

03 Aug
New ‘Shop theft is a crime’ poster

Retail theft not only has a big financial impact on the local businesses and stores that serve our communities, it also affects us as consumers.

With this in mind SA Police has produced a new retail theft prevention poster "How will you be leaving the store today? Shop theft is a...

08 Jul
Music from the SA Police Band

Here at Neighbourhood Watch we’re big fans of the SA Police Band and we’ve missed their performances over the past few months. Band members have been keeping busy supporting various other areas of SAPOL in their duties, but that doesn’t mean the music has stopped.

The School Beat Band have missed...

03 Jul
Car Fraudster Alert

Fraudsters are currently targeting vehicle owners who are selling their vehicle online.

In recent incidents, victims are handing over their cars once the payment shows as ‘pending’ in the seller’s bank account, but the payment subsequently bounces.

Ensure that you wait for the buyer’s payment to definitely clear into your bank account...

17 Jun
'Keeping Safe' activity booklet

We are proud to let you know that SAPOL has launched a fun new activity booklet for police to use when engaging with younger members of our community. Police will use this resource in the community and school environments when engaging with children to help build trusting relationships and increase...

03 Jun
Op Hurricane 2 - Building sites

In the final week of the five week Neighbourhood Watch partnership with SAPOL’s Operation Hurricane 2 campaign, we are educating the public on building site security with a series of crime prevention posts, and a video clip on our Facebook page.

Neighbourhood Watch volunteers have an important role to play...

27 May
Op Hurricane 2 - Bike security

This week in our five-week Operation Hurricane 2 campaign, we are focusing on bike security and the simple things you can do to reduce the chances of your bike being stolen.

Four weeks ago Neighbourhood Watch SA in partnership with SA Police launched our five-week campaign to support SAPOL’s Operation Hurricane...

21 May
Op Hurricane 2 - Home security

This week in our five-week Operation Hurricane 2 campaign, we are focusing on home security and the simple things you can do to reduce the chances of your home being broken into.

Two weeks ago Neighbourhood Watch SA in partnership with SA Police launched our five-week campaign to support SAPOL’s Operation...

13 May
Op Hurricane 2 – Vehicle security

Last week Neighbourhood Watch SA in partnership with SA Police launched our five-week campaign to support SAPOL’s Operation Hurricane 2 which is targeting crimes against property.

We kicked off with business security, and this week we are focusing on vehicle security.

Some simple things for you to consider include:

  • Remove all valuables from...
08 May
Operation Hurricane 2

The Neighbourhood Watch Community Crime Prevention Program has always been particularly relevant to reducing property crime including break-ins and vehicle crime. NHW and our volunteers help to encourage the community to be vigilant and report suspicious activity and to educate them on how to protect their property.

With this in mind...

22 Apr
Working from Home Fact Sheet

NHW News Working From Home

As Neighbourhood Watch volunteers, please help us to keep everyone currently working from home safe from online fraudsters. Please share this new online safety resource with your NHW networks and neighbours.

Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the fact that more people are working from home at the...

15 Apr
NHW Magazine Issue 18 2020

NHW Magazine Issue 18 2020

The latest issue of the Watch on SA magazine is now available.

Articles in this edition include a wrap of the NHW SA AGM and Awards Ceremony, how NHW SA promoted Safer Internet Day and how the Murray Bridge NHW Divisional group has been...

31 Dec
NHW promotes caravan & RV security

Caravan and RV Security

If you travel or holiday in our state and use a caravan or recreational vehicle (RV) for your accommodation then this is essential reading.

SA Police has created a new Caravan and Recreational Vehicle Security booklet, in partnership with Neighbourhood Watch SA and the Caravan...

25 Oct
Free food safety courses for NHW

NHW News food safety

Knowing how to safely handle food is paramount to enjoying any meal, from a gourmet degustation to a simple NHW BBQ in the local park. Did you know there is FREE training available to anyone who wishes to make sure they are doing things right with food,...

21 Oct
Preventing number plate theft

Number Plate Theft

To help you avoid becoming a victim of number plate theft, Neighbourhood Watch SA has partnered with the RAA and the Attorney General’s Department to offer tamper-resistant number plate screws, which can be fitted to your vehicle free of charge by an RAA Approved Repairer.

Every year thousands of...