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Watch Schemes

Watch Schemes encourage residents to work together to reduce crime and the fear of crime, and helps to build stronger communities.

Most people will have heard of Neighbourhood Watch, but did you know that there are other types of Watch Scheme operating in Dorset. 

Like Neighbourhood Watch, these schemes involve members of the community, who work in partnership with their local Safer Neighbourhood Team officers to help keep their area of Dorset safe.

These schemes reflect the diversity of the urban and rural make up of Dorset, and all are tailored to meet the needs and interests of particular groups within our communities.


To find out more about each scheme, please follow the links below

Neighbourhood Watch
Neighbourhood Watch schemes play a vital part in preventing crime, and statistics show that you are less likely to be burgled if you belong to an active Watch scheme.
Horse Watch
Being a member of Dorset Horse Watch can help to protect you from crime as you can access security advice and information, which will help you to keep your equine and tack safe.
Farm Watch
Farm Watch has been created to encourage farmers, landowners and anyone with an interest in countryside pursuits to improve security measures and so reduce rural crime.
Community Speed Watch
Community Speed Watch (CSW) is a partnership initiative that is aimed at raising awareness and encouraging speed reduction.
Hotel Watch
Hotel Watch is a joint initiative between Dorset Police and the hotel community in Bournemouth to share information, intelligence and reduce crime.
Watch Scheme Enquiry or Feedback
This form should be used to contact us with your enquiry or feedback regarding our Watch Schemes.

Latest News

The Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network have published a comprehensive Safety Guide, which provides lots of information on how to keep safe, the advice covers issues such as personal and home safety, fire and personal technology, to access the pages, please follow this link.