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Following the demise of the large Neighbourhood Watch in the Fox Lane area and the police recommendation that smaller Watches should be set up, covering at most one or two streets, Palmers Green police have provided some guidance on how Neighbourhood Watches work - see below.

If you would like to be involved in setting up a new Neighbourhood Watch in or near Palmers Green, there are a couple of ways in which this website could help:

  • You could use our Forums to gauge interest in a Watch for your street and contact other people who could help you.
  • Once you've got a Watch up and running, we could set you up a mini-website and forums, which could be either private or accessible to everyone.  To find out more, contact our Webmaster.

Message from Palmers Green Police

Neighbourhood Watch

You can help police keep your community safe by joining Neighbourhood Watch and keeping an eye out for crime on your street. Find out how to get involved.

What is Neighbourhood Watch?

Neighbourhood Watch is made up of small groups of volunteer residents in towns and cities around the country.

Members look out for signs of crime in their own neighbourhoods, and share that information with each other and local police.

They follow basic rules and guidelines set out by the national organisation, and they work closely with their local police force.

How does Neighbourhood Watch work?

If you join Neighbourhood Watch, you will get to know your neighbours. You’ll pay attention to what is common place in your street. You might know which of your neighbours is away, which are vulnerable, who is having building work completed.

Using that information, you’re more likely to notice when something unusual is happening, or when something just doesn’t look right.

By keeping an eye out for your neighbours, you help police stop crimes from happening.

Get involved with Neighbourhood Watch

If you’re interested in joining your local Neighbourhood Watch team, contact Palmers Green Neighbourhood policing team on 02087212835. They can put you in touch with a group near or someone who can give advice on setting a neighbourhood watch in you street.

The Neighbourhood Watch website has lots of information to help you get started if you want to start your own group.

Want to do more to prevent crime?

If you want to help you could call your Neighbourhood Policing Team to find out when and where the next neighbourhood policing team panel are meeting. They set local priorities for police, and have a say in the kinds of work being done by convicted criminals serving community sentences.

Local Police Teams:

The following are the contact emails for the ward Sergeants for our area:

Ward: Palmers Green – A/Sergeant jenny Martin –

Ward: Southgate – Sergeant Tony Molloy –

Ward: Southgate Green – Sergeant Lorna Taylor –

Ward: Winchmore Hill – Sergeant Steve Rowlett –

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