Neighbourhood Protect is a free web-based administration and communication tool for neighbourhood watches in Canada that goes beyond what social media offers. We are a community
of neighbourhood watches where people try to help people through the sharing of local crime information.
Since 2016, serving communities across southern Ontario, most recently in Quebec, British Columbia, Alberta, and New Brunswick, and growing.
Registered Police Services Messages
Navigate quickly to this website via this smartphone link:
No current police messages found.
2020.02.14: Crime maps updated for York Region cities: Aurora, Keswick, King City, Markham, Vaughan.
2019.11.15: Vehicle thefts are on the rise. Do not leave your vehicle idling with the keys inside while you quickly run into a store for "just a few seconds". Several vehicles
have been stolen this way in recent weeks.
2019.09.25: Use caution if you suspect someone is in your house or backyard. Recently, a homeowner was stabbed
when he confronted thieves in his backyard.
Notice: Cambridge Residents
Locate your ward zone from the maps below (if you don't know your ward use the link in the comments) and your captains referral code on the spreadsheet below. Please follow these sign up instructions for the neighbourhood protect site.
- Select SIGN UP
- Fill the 'Canadian Citizen/Business Form'. In the REFERRED BY box enter the referral code provided to you. (Please DO NOT type 'none')
- Hit submit
- Check your email for the confirmation link provided. Select the link.
- Log in with your email & password
- From the SELECT REGION drop down menu choose 'Waterloo Region (ON)'
- From the SELECT CITY drop down menu choose 'Cambridge'
- From the SELECT NEIGHBOURHOOD drop down menu choose your ward zone.
- Hit save (if it stays on this page don't worry, as long as you've hit saved it's saved.
To report an occurrence just go to the EVENT tab and select Create Event and follow instructions.
After sign up each member will receive a their own referral code. You are able to share that, as long as citizens select your ward zone from the drop down menu when signing up it will be connected to the captains zone for alerts. Or you can continue to share the captains referral code.
Notice: Wallaceburg Residents
A steering committee has been set up and determined that there will be one neighbourhood watch (NW) group with the name "Wallaceburg". Please do not create any NW sub-groups. If you created or joined another NW group please go to your Profile page and select the neighbourhood "Wallaceburg" instead.
If you have any questions you can email the Wallaceburg NW or your liaison officer S/Const. Randi Hull of the Chatham-Kent Police Service.
Wallaceburg NW Facebook group
Police Neighbourhood Watch Training Videos
Neighbourhood watch training videos on what to do and how to better protect yourself. It is recommended that you watch these videos if you
plan on joining a neighbourhood watch.
Training Video - Part I
Training Video - Part II
Training Video - Part III
Training Video - Part IV
See the following safety page for safety tips.
Home security cameras: Check with your municipality if there are any bylaws. If not, then it is recommended that any backyard cameras
do not point into your neighbours yard - just aim your cameras more into your yard and closer to the ground. On the street there is no expectation of privacy. Smartphone
cameras, Google Maps, Google Street View and dashcams are everywhere so, adding security cameras is not much different. Try to cover out to the street for perpetrators that come by vehicle.
Discuss with your neighbours if they would like you to cover a portion of their front lawn to help with their security. Be a good neighbour and respect their wishes when it comes to
Recent article for the GTA
Interview with a burglar about Break and Enters:
Basic Crime Definitions
Robbery: When someone does or tries to steal your property AND assaults or threatens to assault you. ie. A street mugging or a theft from a store where a weapon
was shown. Two examples of thefts mislabelled as robberies are finding your house broken into (a Break and Enter) or shoplifting (Theft Under).
Break and Enter: Unauthorized entry into your home/business, closed garage, shed or fully fenced/gated yard and steals or attempts to steal property. Breaking into your
car is not a break and enter, just a Theft From Vehicle.
If you see a crime-in-progress, phone 9-1-1. If you suspect criminal activity (ie. drug dealing, prostitution, etc.) in your neighbourhood
and wish to report it anonymously then you can use Crime Stoppers. No crime is too small, report everything.
- Click on the link below
- On their website, click the red Submit A Tip button if on the home page
- If on their Tips page, click on By Webtip the grey button to the right
- Click on the https://www.tipsubmit.com/ link
- Select your country, province, city and police service
- Fill in the online form
Direct link to submission form
Phone 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)
New Brunswick Crime Stoppers
Information collected on this website is for the purpose of administrating neighbourhood watches and may be shared with police services to assist in their investigations. Personal contact information will not be shared with any non-police organizations. General aggregate information may be used to provide stats to public organizations.
There is a variety of hardware such as web hosting, communication lines and power generation that could potentially affect the availability of this website that goes beyond the control of the administrator. As such, there is only up to a 99% guarantee of uptime.
Neighbourhood Signs and Stickers
On multiple occasions people have asked about how to get signs and window stickers. You must contact your local police service directly for this information. Neighbourhood Protect has
no sign/sticker program. Also, most police services require around 50% neighbour sign-up before they will endorse your watch. So, before contacting the police, you need to actually
build a functioning neighbourhood watch.
Questions/comments can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you live outside of Canada
and would like this tool for your area send an email to discuss.
- a Facebook page has been set up in the event that this website
becomes unvailable due to technical issues which may happen on very rare occassions. Website status updates will be posted on FB then.
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