Neighbourhood Watch Program in Riverside South

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The Neighbourhood Watch Program (NWP) is a FREE city-wide, community-driven crime prevention program supported by the Ottawa Police Service and your Riverside South Community Association (RSCA). The program is based on the concept of good neighbours working together, alert to the potential of crime and willing to look out for each other’s interests. Neighbourhood Watch supplements what you do normally, as a good neighbour, with a formal support program and a community relationship with the Ottawa Police Service.

Your sole job as a Neighbourhood Watch member is to be vigilant concerning potential threats to the safety and security of your own property and that of your neighbours. The NWP has proven that you can prevent and reduce crime in your community by being more observant of your surroundings, more aware of suspicious behaviours and better prepared to take appropriate measures, like improving home security and knowing whom to call when there is a problem.

Currently, Neighbourhood Watch is active on a number of streets in Riverside South. It is supported by Street Coordinators and Block Captains. If you are interested, you can volunteer for a role in Neighbourhood Watch when you enrol in the program. Please note that there are both RSCA and NWP street representatives and they are not always the same.

New NWP members receive an information booklet, NWP stickers for their windows and, if desired, occasional email notifications and alerts from their Street Coordinator or Block Captain on local safety and security issues. Homeowners can also ask the Ottawa Police for a free Home Security Inspection or to participate in Operation Identification. For a street to have NWP signs installed, 50% of homeowners need to register in the program.

Neighbourhood Watch is most effective when high numbers of homeowners join the program. Sign up by filling out an online registration form.  You will subsequently be contacted by a NWP representative who will provide you with Neighbourhood Watch materials.

For other assistance, please contact your RSCA Neighbourhood Watch representative by email at neighbourhoodwatch@riversidesouth.org.

IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS:

  • For a life-threatening emergency, call 911 without delay.
  • For other urgent matters, like car accidents, you can contact the Ottawa Police Service at 613-230-6211.
  • To report a theft, property damage, dangerous drivers or traffic violations, call 613-236-1222 ext 7300.
  • Your Community Police Centre, located at 7010 Parkway Rd, Greely, can be reached at 613-236-1222, extension 3787.
  • Your Community Police Centre Officer is Cst. Stephanie Lemieux, and she can be reached by email at lemieuxs@ottawapolice.ca.
  • Dial 311 on your telephone for the City of Ottawa Call Centre for things like garbage pickup, failed traffic lights, dog concerns, parking, graffiti and park maintenance.

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