Through the Awareness Program, Edmonton Neighbourhood Watch (ENW) strives to
- Provide crime prevention programs & initiatives that residents can participate in
- Provide information that will help residents become harder targets for crime
- Educate crime prevention leaders in the community
- Develop opportunities for partnerships and sharing
Through the Awareness Program ENW provides information through a variety of mediums to reach a broad audience. The Awareness Program has 5 key areas:
- The ENW Website
- Social Media
- Print Materials
- Volunteer Training: Community Representatives, Neighbourhood Watch Ambassadors
- Presentation, Promotion & Partnership
The ENW Website
The Edmonton Neighbourhood Watch website is intended for anyone needing more information about ENW, those interested in crime prevention and those wanting to participate in programs. Registration and participation can be logged through the website. By publishing information on the web, we hope that it will help create safer communities, not just in Edmonton, but in other areas as well.
The ENW website does not endorse or promote any businesses or products. We do not sell anything or accept advertisements. Only those businesses and organizations who are sponsors of ENW programs and ENW events receive recognition on the website.
ENW provides tips on crime prevention, information on current crimes, alerts, program information and shared posts/tweets from other partners such as the Edmonton Police Service and The City of Edmonton.
ENW social media does not endorse, promote or sell merchandise. The intent is to provide Edmontonians with information that will help them feel safer in their communities, inform them about crime, and share current events.
Much like our website, ENW is pleased to share information from people who live outside the region we serve. ENW has social media followers from 6 continents and over 35 countries around the world.
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ENW develops print materials to provide information to share in a one-on-one environment. Whether it is a door-to-door campaign to make residents aware of a current spike in crime, or just to provide information to someone who does not have internet access, print materials provide information about crime prevention and programs available in their community. A variety of brochures, info-cards and handouts are available.
The ENW model includes volunteer position such as the Community Representative. Each community league has the opportunity to appoint or elect an ENW Community Representative of their choice to represent their community league. ENW provides training, resources and ongoing support to that Community Representative. It is the Community Representative that brings the programs, resources and initiatives to the people living in that community.
To see if your community league has a Community Representative, go to the Programs page. If you do not know which community league you live in go to the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues and enter your postal code under FIND YOUR LEAGUE. The results will appear below.
Anyone interested in becoming a Community Representative should contact their community league president or email@example.com
ENW also provides similar training to Neighbourhood Watch Ambassadors which are residents who lead programs for a complex, building or neighbourhood. See more on our Opportunities page.
Presentation, Promotion & Partnership
Edmonton Neighbourhood Watch works with various organizations and groups throughout the Edmonton area. Our focus is on building strong positive partnerships with other organizations that also have an interest in crime prevention and in creating safer neighbourhoods.
If your group is interested in exploring a partnership with ENW or would like a presentation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that due to limited resources, we are not able to present to individual community leagues or to groups smaller 40 people. Not all presentation requests can be accepted.