(To register for crime alerts, click on this link www.owl.co.uk)
The significance and value of our Association is directly about what happens in the streets, work, leisure and social places around the District Counties and we recognise the important contribution made by our Watch members. We operate over 60 types of watch schemes managed, developed and supported by us using the data management & communication system of OWL. Use the link on the home page to register for various types of watch schemes, such as Neighbourhood, School, Community Centre, Park, Shop, Business, Farm, Equine, Allotments, Dogwatch/Paws on Patrol & more.
OWL is our interactive communication and crime prevention tool, which we introduced in 2008. It underpins our watch schemes and supports much more than just neighbourhoods.
It provides daily crime alerts and other information, and has developed over the years a basis for community intelligence and prevention of crimes and protecting potential victims. Crimes, whether they are shoplifting, stealing farm animals or machinery, or racially motivated, even stealing vegetables from allotments, are unacceptable and threaten the integrity of our communities.
The significance and value of our Association is directly about what happens in the streets, work, leisure and social places around the Counties.
The value and importance comes from the 1,000s of people who are registered with us either as a watch coordinator or member and we recognise the important contribution made by our Watch members in preventing and reducing crime.
OWL keeps communities safe, helps reduce crime and keeps people informed of what’s going on locally. It’s a shared, secure platform for the public and local authorities to maximise the potential of Neighbourhood Watch, Rural Watch, Business Watch and dozens of other schemes. OWL sends you the latest local crime alerts and provides management tools for maintaining and expanding watches. OWL crime and safety alert systems have featured on BBC Crimewatch. Click on the logo link on the home page for more information on OWL (Online Watch Link ) such as Neighbourhood, School, Park, Farm, Equine, Shop, Business, Caught On Your Camera, Dogwatch/Paws On Patrol & more.
The Board of Trustees are the Governing Board that comprises of local representatives from Rural & Urban communities that run the Association. Its Chief Executive Officer is Mrs Denise Edwards. President of the Association is RT Hon Lord Barry Jones.
Chairman : Mr B Brereton
Treasurer : Mrs S Webber
Secretary : Mrs M Southall
Director : Mrs D Edwards
The Association works closely with Community Safety Partners which include the Local Authority, Police, Fire service & other Third Sector Organisations.
We operate over 60 types of WATCH SCHEMES supported by us using a data management system & the communication system of OWL.
In August Bradley Williams conducted a CPR training session for members of the OWL Cymru team who found it most most beneficial.