Watch Schemes 

(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 recognize 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. If you would like to get involved with any of these schemes, please contact us. 

In 1964, 28-year-old Kitty Genovese was stabbed in New York outside her apartment. Two weeks after the murder it was rumoured that 38 witnesses saw or heard the attack, but none of them called the police or came to her aid. This motivated a community response and the very first Neighbourhood Watch scheme was set up in New York, and in 1982 the first UK scheme was set up in Mollington, Cheshire. From there we grew from strength to strength. Neighbourhood Watch representatives formed local, and wider, structured groups. In 1987 we set up in Flintshire, 2010 in Wrexham and 2012 throughout North Wales.

Our focus was on building local Watch community groups which liaised with the Police and focused on reducing burglary and other home and personal crimes, farm, school, business safety.

Today we live in un-predictable and ever-changing times. With the transformation on how people use the internet, communities are no longer restricted to geographical locations, and crime has taken on new forms. To ensure we remain relevant when the pace of change is faster than at any time in our past we have taken steps to ensure Crime Watch North Wales Watch as a charity is in a strong and trusted position to support Watch groups and individuals who wish to wish to build connected and resilient communities to reduce crime in all its shapes and forms across north Wales.

We have introduced many innovative projects, set up Crime Watch Shops, engaged in social media, developed partnerships that help our members be at the forefront of preventing crime, and are now in the process of launching in the next few months a brand-new website to deliver easy to find and engaging toolkits, resources, campaigns and news to our supporters. We are supporting communities with knowledge and tools to tackle not only traditional crimes but also future crimes.  Join us register for alerts www.owl.co.uk or send us an enquiry via watch@owlcymru.org how to set up a watch scheme –

If you can help us to help you and others, please do get in touch.