Latest Neighbourhood Watch News
07 May
NHW celebrates SA Youth Week

SA Youth Week is South Australia’s biggest celebration for young people aged 12-25.

Running from Sunday 2 May to Sunday 9 May, the annual celebration week provides a unique platform to recognise the contribution of young people to our communities while aiming to empower our youth to make a difference to...

30 Apr
Safe Garden Waste Burning

At midnight today Fire Danger Season will have finished in all Fire Districts across South Australia.

Although the weather is getting cooler, environmental conditions remain dry and there is still a risk of bushfire. If you are planning to take advantage of the end of the Fire Danger Season to clean...

28 Apr
Foundation Day 2021

Today, South Australia Police (SAPOL), with the support of the South Australian Police Historical Society, celebrates Foundation Day. On the same date in 1838 a Police Inspector, 10 Mounted Constables and 10 Foot Constables were sworn in as the first members of the South Australia Police, the first centrally organised...

19 Apr
COVID-19 vaccination scams

Cybercriminals are constantly evolving their tactics; tailoring their means and methods to current world events. As the COVID-19 vaccination is rolled out across South Australia, we’re anticipating that scammers will use this opportunity to send out fraudulent offers, designed to steal your identity.

It is important to remember that the COVID-19...
25 Mar
Protect your local stores

Neighbourhood Watch SA believes in a safe and connected community. At the centre of any community are the local stores and businesses. They support you while also enriching your life in various ways. It’s therefore incredibly important to keep them safe.

Unfortunately local stores and businesses can be a target for...

10 Mar
Protect your vehicle from theft

Are you a Holden or Ford supporter? Or do you lean towards Fiat? Tesla? Maybe Toyota?

For thieves, it doesn’t matter. Any make or model of vehicle can be a target for theft.

Vehicles are usually stolen for either immediate use, to be used in another crime later, or stolen to be...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...