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Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch (also known as Block Watch and Community Watch) is a program designed to reduce the threat of crime to neighbours and property. This program encourages all residents to be alert to suspicious persons or vehicles and to notify each other quickly via web-based tools. The more people that are members, the more neighbours there are looking out for each other.

Neighbourhood Protect

Neighbourhood Protect is a free web-based administration and communication tool for neighbourhood watches in Canada. All posts on the website are anonymous.

Unlike some social media groups that are closed and prevent the sharing of information amongst other neighbourhoods and police, Neighbourhood Protect expands on the idea of neighbourhood watch by joining multiple neighbourhood watches together through one central database. Just as it is beneficial for neighbours to join a neighbourhood watch, it is also beneficial for individual neighbourhood watches to join together to form a larger regional watch since some criminals travel by bike or car and can affect more than one neighbourhood or city.

Neighbourhood Protect requires very little effort on the part of its members; just look out for each other`s property and report a possible crime and let your immediate neighbours know about your neighbourhood watch. There is no patrolling, big canvassing, time consuming meetings etc. This is to make your life safer and easier, not more complicated.

Neighbourhood Protect is recognized by many organizations as a leader in neighbourhood watch.


No matter where you live, see what`s happening in your neighbourhood with crime data provided by your local police service. Neighbourhood Protect integrates seamlessly with all police service crime maps regardless of which technology they use.

Neighbourhood Protect provides real-time crime information by:

  1. The above mentioned police crime maps
  2. Live Twitter/RSS feeds from your local police
  3. Instant email/text notifications from member postings

This website is a tool specific to supporting neighbourhood watch programs by:

For Residents:

For Investigators:

Note: This is not your police service`s official crime reporting tool. To report a crime, you must always contact your police service directly through one of their official contacts such as 9-1-1, or their non-emergency phone# or if they have on-line reporting, on their website. Neighbourhood Protect is strictly a search tool that the police can optionally use to help in their investigations; there is no guarantee that they will use this website for every crime reported.

What Is Expected Of A Member?

Every member:

Optionally, proactive members:

Cities serviced: newcastle; bowmanville; clarington; newcastle; courtice; oshawa; whitby; ajax; pickering; brooklin; port perry; uxbridge; gta; toronto, scarborough; york region, richmond hill, keswick; peel region, mississauga, oakville, hamilton, vancouver, calgary, edmonton, regina

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