Over the next five years the Association’s plan of commitment is to limit the opportunity for crime and anti-social behaviour in order to achieve the following outcomes :-
Helping in preventing crime occurring through increased awareness and adoption of effective crime solutions and prevention measures, timely reporting of suspicious activities and identification and protection against current, new and emerging threats. The aim is to manage and reduce the risk of becoming a victim of crime, through active community involvement with national, regional and local partnerships.
To help build stronger & safer communities through active citizenship, community safety & resilience enabled by community participation, social action, neighborliness and partnership working.
To reduce undue fear of crime by providing accurate information about risks and by promoting a sense of community spirit, particularly amongst the more vulnerable members of the community.
To assist the police in detecting crime by promoting effective communication and the prompt reporting of suspicious and criminal activity.
Work to achieve effective use of resources through the enormous volunteer resource capabilities within the watch schemes to strengthen their role as a Citizen In Policing to assist the Local Crime Reduction and Safety Plans; and work with local Neighbourhood Policing Teams, Community Safety Partnership and other agencies to prevent and reduce crime and disorder.
To improve community safety generally including, for example, fire safety.