Latest Neighbourhood Watch News
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...

30 Jun
Barossa PACE Forum

Do you want to participate (from the comfort of your own home!) in a community discussion with SA Police about crime and community safety in the Light Regional, Adelaide Plains and Barossa Council areas tomorrow night?

Whether you are an avid...

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...

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...

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...

26 May
Operation Hurricane 2 PACE Forum

Neighbourhood Watch volunteers help to prevent bikes being stolen by promoting the message "If you see something suspicious – always report it to police immediately" and by encouraging residents to keep their bikes secure when left unattended.

If you're interested in...

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...

20 May
Operation Hurricane 2 PACE Forum

Neighbourhood Watch volunteers help to keep homes safe from break-ins by carrying out two important functions. Firstly they help SA Police get important crime prevention messaging out to the community through their newsletters and community engagement events. Secondly they heavily...

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...

11 May
Operation Hurricane 2 PACE Forum

Police and community - working together to stop vehicle theft.

Neighbourhood Watch volunteers help prevent vehicle crime by sharing crime prevention messages from SA Police to their neighbours and other networks.

With this in mind, are you free from 7.00 pm on...

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...

30 Apr
NHW SA Weekly Bulletin #6

NHW SA News Weekly Bulletin

The latest NHW SA Weekly Bulletin which addresses Property Marking and Recording is now available on the ‘Member Resources’ page of the NHW website, along with the previous Identity Theft, Vehicle...

28 Apr
Police Foundation Day

SAPOL celebrates Police Foundation Day annually on the 28 April. Today marks the 182nd anniversary of SAPOL which was founded on the Peelian principle of policing by consent. SAPOL’s more recent partnership with Neighbourhood Watch volunteers is a great example...

24 Apr
ANZAC Day 2020

Australians commemorate ANZAC Day on 25 April every year. As a result of restrictions to this year’s formal ANZAC Day commemorations, we are encouraging Neighbourhood Watch volunteers, their families and neighbours to remember and pay respects from home.

We...

23 Apr
NHW SA Weekly Bulletin #5

NHW SA News Weekly Bulletin

The latest NHW SA Weekly Bulletin which addresses Number Plate Theft is now available on the ‘Member Resources’ page of the NHW website, along with the previous Identity Theft, Vehicle...

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...

16 Apr
NHW SA Weekly Bulletin #4

NHW SA News Weekly Bulletin

The latest NHW SA Weekly Bulletin which addresses Home Security is now available on the ‘Member Resources’ page of the NHW website, along with the previous Identity Theft, Vehicle...

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...

07 Apr
NHW SA Weekly Bulletin #3

NHW SA News Weekly Bulletin

The latest NHW SA Weekly Bulletin which addresses the important and topical issue of business security is now available on the ‘Member Resources’ page of the NHW website, together with the previous Identity Theft...

02 Apr
NHW SA Weekly Bulletin

NHW SA News Weekly Bulletin

Neighbourhood Watch Areas have become accustomed to holding regular face to face meetings to conduct business and to hear from their local Police Coordinator about crime trends and respective crime prevention measures. However, the COVID-19 virus...

02 Mar
Blueprint Magazine issue 1 2020


The latest edition of SA Police’s Blueprint magazine is out now. Issue 1 2020 covers a diverse range of topics from SA Police staff profiles through to outlining projects and initiatives that are shaping the direction...

06 Feb
Safer Internet Day 11 Feb 2020

SAPOL and Neighbourhood Watch are getting behind Safer Internet Day which is on Tuesday, 11 February 2020 by encouraging everyone to work ‘Together for a better internet’.

The first step to a better internet is to talk about the...

17 Jan
Share the roads safely

Components of the Santos Tour Down Under have already started in South Australia, with the main race starting on Tuesday 21 January. The Tour will see an increase in the numbers of cyclists on our roads and it’s a timely...

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...

05 Dec
International Volunteers Day


On International Volunteers Day, SAPOL and the SAPOL Neighbourhood Watch SA team would like to acknowledge the help and support provided to the organisation by our volunteers.

International Volunteer Day is held annually on 5 December and...

20 Nov
Operation Nomad 2019-20

Everyone in the Neighbourhood Watch community has a role to be: vigilant, to look out for neighbours, report crime and assist in making our State a safe place to live in.

With the fire danger season well and truly under way,...

31 Oct
NHWSA Mag Halloween Edition

NHWSA Halloween 2019
The latest issue of the Watch on SA magazine is now available.

With a Halloween theme and a new Junior Watch Zone section, the magazine also contains articles on the SA Police Band and Neighbourhood Watch...

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...

09 Oct
SA Police’s new Traffic Watch app

Trafficwatch

SA Police recently launched the new Traffic Watch mobile app. The Traffic Watch app allows members of the public to easily report poor driving behaviour and traffic related complaints using a mobile phone, tablet or computer.

The information captured through Traffic...

10 Sep
Blueprint Magazine Issue 2 2019

Blueprint 2 2019

The latest edition of SA Police’s Blueprint magazine is out now. Issue 2 2019 has a focus on road safety and includes a range of interesting stories detailing the hard work and dedication of SA Police members, and...

09 Sep
Police Officer of the Year

POOTY NHW NEWS

Congratulations to Chief Inspector Matt Nairn who was named 2019 South Australia Police Officer of the Year during a presentation at the Royal Adelaide Show. The Award was announced and presented by the Rotary Club of Unley's President...

20 Aug
Scam Warnings

new scam

ACCC scam warning

A scam email sent to a SA Police inbox was today quickly turned into a warning and learning opportunity for the wider community.

The email, which claimed to be from the...

13 Aug
NHW visit Tea Tree Gully Primary

NHW News Band TTG

Members of the Tea Tree Gully Vista Neighbourhood Watch area visited the Tea Tree Gully Primary School on Monday, 12 August with the SA Police Band to promote Neighbourhood Watch and cyber safety.

The Band performed...

12 Aug
Building Ideas - NHW

NHW Building Ideas 2018

Neighbourhood Watch SA, through its unique partnership with SA Police, provides South Australian residents with a means to raise awareness about safety in their community. We bring neighbours and Police together to help create connected communities where...

01 Aug
Home and building site security

Building ideas

Neighbourhood Watch is about encouraging everyone to live in a safe and connected community. No matter where you live it is important to remember how to keep yourself, your home and your family safe but it is also beneficial...

04 Jul
Latest scam warning

Two scams currently out in the community are the following:

The first is an employment scam to be aware of, where Tom was looking for a job and found an advert for truck drivers on an online job searching website.

The...

21 Jun
Take your dog to work day

We know dogs can be deterrents for would-be thieves – that’s why NHW SA’s mascot, Watcher Jeff, is a canine – and a safe and connected community includes everyone in that community, including our four-legged friends.

Today is Take...

19 Jun
Is your car safe?

Neighbourhood Watch SA is about community and keeping it safe – this includes property. We (Neighbourhood Watch SA and SAPOL) really want to emphasise the issue of vehicle theft and theft from vehicles that affects the community.

The opportunistic thief...

12 Jun
NHW Magazine Issue 16 2019

Issue 16 of the Neighbourhood Watch SA Magazine, with our mascot ‘Watcher Jeff’ on the cover, has a report on Operation Nomad and the systems in place to reduce the threat of arson causing bushfires. This edition also covers...

05 Jun
Reclaim the Run 6 June 2019

In the spirit of creating a safe and connected community, Neighbourhood Watch South Australia and South Australia Police are supporting Hit 107's Reclaim the Run event.

Reclaim the Run is an initiative from the Bec & Cosi Hit107 Radio...

23 Apr
Know the scam

In 2017 Australians lost $340 million to scams. As a proactive approach to lessening the impact of scams, South Australia Police has recently launched a new webpage Know the Scam

The page will be updated on...

09 Apr
ATO Phone Scammer Alert

Watch out Watch out there’s a Scammer about – we want to draw your attention to a current phone scam where members of the public are receiving calls from scammers pretending they are from the Australian Tax Office (ATO) who...

27 Mar
Blueprint magazine issue 1 2019

The latest edition of SAPOL's Blueprint magazine is out. Issue 1 2019 includes a range of stories focusing on the hard work and dedication of individuals, the feats and triumphs of SAPOL teams including projects and initiatives that are...

25 Mar
Summer 2019 NHW Watch Magazine

In this Summer 2019 edition of the Neighbourhood Watch SA Magazine we take a look at; Keeping watch in Kingston, applying a more inclusive approach, Safer Internet Day and issues around Scams as well...

20 Feb
Help combat domestic violence

Neighbourhood Watch is about helping to create a safe community, where people are safe from all sorts of harm including domestic violence which is largely a hidden crime occurring in the home.

If you are feeling unsafe in your relationship,...

29 Jan
NHW members toasted in local awards

The Australia Day long weekend saw three regional Neighbourhood Watch group volunteers recognised for outstanding contributions to their respective communities.

Raelene Williams was awarded the 2019 Whyalla Australia Day Senior Citizen of the Year, while Heather Courtney...

15 Jan
Keep informed about local crime

Neighbourhood Watch Police Coordinators provide details of local crimes at NHW meetings, but did you know you can access crime statistics whenever you want to using the interactive mapping tool available on the SAPOL website.

An important...

05 Dec
A big 'thank you' to our volunteers

Today we celebrate International Volunteer Day and acknowledge Neighbourhood Watch SA and SAPOL have a long and proud history of engaging volunteers, which now boasts more than 1,200 registered volunteers.

International Volunteer Day is held annually on 5 December...

20 Nov
Great projects, people recognised

The volunteers of Neighbourhood Watch are the cornerstone of the program and a select few were recognised for their outstanding contribution at the AGM on the weekend.

The Kingston SE NHW Group was awarded a Certificate of...

16 Nov
Latest NHW magazine out now

In this Spring 2018 edition of the Neighbourhood Watch SA Magazine, we take a look at Operation Nomad, holiday safety, reducing the threat of domestic violence and road safety’s Fatal Five.

SA Police, through...

26 Sep
Watch on SA Winter 2018

In this Winter 2018 edition of the Neighbourhood Watch SA Magazine, we take a look at the Royal Adelaide Show South Australia Police stand, South Coast LSA awards night, Volunteer of the Year and tips on fire safety while...

18 May
Watch on SA Magazine - Autumn 2018 edition

NHW SA - Autumn 2018 edition

Neighbourhood Watch’s latest Watch on SA Magazine is out now.

In this Autumn 2018 edition, we take a look at the new NHW groups that have opened, Klemzig Graffiti Removal Program, NHW and Encounter...

13 Mar
NHW magazine out now

Neighbourhood Watch’s latest Watch on SA magazine is out now.

In this Summer 2018 edition, we take a look at the NHW AGM and Awards Ceremony, Watcher Jeff – our new mascot, NHW and Encounter...