Neighbourhood Watch Section of Website focuses on Prevention
Danilo, John and Graeme wish to alert you to the steps THCA has taken to revitalize Neighbourhood Watch. We published the household checklist. Please print. A Neighbourhood Watch blog of this web site is now open. You can subscribe to receive by email a postings made by our community police officer Tim Murphy. You can join 450 other residents: be a watcher. Available there are Safety Tips and A Map of current Police Incident reports in our Community.
While the other resources are self-explanatory, the Map is found under the Watch’s left nav bar. A click will bring up a map of Ottawa West. On the left side of the top of the page, type in your address. This will focus the map on our Neighbourhood. To the right are three buttons, for now the first two have utility. The first allows you to specify a date range, defaulted to be two weeks. The second button allows you to broaden the default choices of type of incidents. We suggest that you include property and traffic. These will appear on the neighbourhood map. Click any of the icons (i.e vehicle) that come up throughout the neighbourhood and a pop up box will provide details.
Our next steps are
- Hold a meeting with Constable Murphy. Review two way communications.
- Update our information at our community centre, including details found here.
- Update all residents in April issue of SC.
- Hold meeting with current and past block captains.
- Renew contact with the 450 current members.
- Recruit new members: set target.
- Appoint Coordinator
- Assess condition of the watch signs posted throughout the community.
- Inform local business of our intiative, partner with them where interested.
Feedback is welcome.
THCA Board of Directors