Encouraging individuals, families, businesses and neighbourhoods to work together to strengthen and connect our communities for a safe and secure Queensland.
- Neighbourhood Watch Queensland (NHWQ) provides a vital link between Police and the Community
- NHWQ Groups give their members a direct point of contact with the Police
- NHWQ enables the Police to address community members’ concerns about local crime, reducing the fear of crime and improving community safety.
- Police rely heavily on NHWQ Groups for information
How to Get Involved
For Factsheets on Safety, Security Checklists, Social Media Policy and Guidelines, Strategic Policies, Insurance Details or other interesting documents, please visit our Resources page:
NHWQ & QPS
Neighbourhood Watch Queensland (NHWQ) State Office is situated at the Crime Prevention Programs Unit (CPPU), Community Contact Command (CCC), Queensland Police Service (QPS).
The CPPU exists to support the QPS objectives to stop crime, make the community safer and build relationships across the community. The CPPU works with other CCC units to ensure effective community engagement and liaison as well as maintaining appropriate links to support services and community policing programs.
The CPPU deals with a number of statewide crime prevention and community safety programs including NHWQ, Adopt-a-Cop, Adopt-a-School, Station Community Crime Reduction Officers (SCCROs), Volunteers in Policing (VIPs) and Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Intersex (LGBTI).
The State Coordinator, NHWQ, manages the program on a state-wide level and reports to the Manager, Community Programs and Engagement, Policelink and Programs Group, CCC. Along with other members of the CPPU, the State Coordinator work closely with Police officers and community members across Queensland to develop and implement strategies to improve participation in Neighbourhood Watch, its activities, events and initiatives.
The NHWQ State Office is responsible for developing and implementing a number of strategic policies including the below, please refer to the Resources link to view these documents:
- NHWQ Strategy
- Welcome to NHW Guide
- NHWQ Policing Guide
- Social Mediay Policy
- Social Media Guidelines
The NHWQ State Office also:
- Facilitates training (social media, volunteering) to Community and Police
- Creates local NHWQ social media platforms (NHWQ Blogs)
- Provides guidance to local communities and police on the implementation of social media platforms.
- Liaises with local NHWQ areas, volunteers and committees on promotion and marketing.
- Works with internal and external partners to develop and implement appropriate marketing campaigns to increase participation in the NHWQ program.
- Works with other agencies to develop and implement strategies to enforce NHWQ philosophies to the Queensland community.
- Liaises with local communities on the effectiveness of NHWQ and assists in the introduction of the program (through local police) at a local level.
Here to Help
The NHWQ State Office is here to help you. We are proud to be involved with the Neighbourhood Watch Program and we strive to improve its presence in the community, increase participation across all ages, genders and ethnic groups, and aim to deliver a product that is used by all Queenslanders.
Should you have any suggestions or comments specifically about NHWQ or the State Government’s commitment to renewing NHWQ, please email us at: [email protected]