Latest Neighbourhood Watch News
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...