Neighbourhood Watch

We are always looking for new volunteers in the community to help out. If you have any spare time please contact the association at or the contact your local Community Police Centre (Ottawa Police).

Ottawa Neighbourhood Watch

The Ottawa Neighbourhood Watch program is modelled after the nationally recognized Neighbourhood Watch program.  It encourages citizens to get involved in the safety and security of their own neighbourhoods by watching for, recognizing and reporting potential problems or criminal acts occurring in their neighbourhoods and around the city.  It also clearly identifies the fact that the police need the help of the eyes and ears of the citizens they serve in order to successfully fight crime.

The concept is simple.  Learn what you can about your neighbourhood.  Meet and speak with your neighbours.  Watch for and report to the police any suspicious or illegal activities.  Make record of any identifying information (descriptions, license plates, etc) regarding people and/or vehicles that appear “out of place” in your neighbourhood.  These records may help solve crimes at a later time.  Attend the Neighbourhood Watch meetings to join and discuss your observations with members of other Ottawa neighbourhoods and representatives of the Ottawa Police Department.

The Ottawa Neighbourhood Watch Program is comprised of three smaller groups based on the North, South and West sides of town.  These groups have been responsible for the arrests and convictions of many subjects for offences ranging from minor misdemeanours to serious felony drug offences.  The program works.