The NEW Neighbourhood Watch Sign Program 2017!
Neighbourhood Watch Signs are only available in communities with a Neighbourhood Watch program and a trained ENW Community Representative or Neighbourhood Watch Ambassador.
New Sign Program
- An ENW Community Representative or Ambassador can request a Sign Program package from ENW (by email to firstname.lastname@example.org).
- If your community does not have an ENW Community Rep or Ambassador, a volunteer can become one by taking the ENW training and starting a Neighbourhood Watch program in your area.
- ENW will provide a link to the online application will be provided.
- ENW will prepare the package and lending materials as requested. An email will be sent when the Sign Program package is ready for picked-up from the ENW Office.
- The Community Rep / Ambassador leads the program in the community (in accordance with the ENW training).
- Along with other community volunteers, a door-to-door campaign is conducted.
- Crime prevention information is distributed to residents to create safer neighbourhoods by reducing the opportunities for crime.
- Residents are given information on how to report to police. The goal is to make the statement “WE REPORT ALL SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITIES TO THE POLICE” true.
- Residents acknowledge they receive the information and show support for a sign installation by signing a “Sign Up For Signs” form.
- The program requires a minimum of 25 residences/homes to Sign Up for Signs, which entitles the neighbourhood to 2 initial signs. Each additional sign requires 25 additional residences/homes to Sign Up for Signs.
- The Neighbourhood Watch signs are installed at main entrances to a neighbourhood. Where possible signs are affixed to existing supports (light poles/standards ). Installations are in accordance with the ENW program guidelines and the City of Edmonton standards.
*Please note these previous signs are no longer available for installation:
If your community does not have an official Neighbourhood Watch program see details on How to Start a Neighbourhood Watch.
Get an existing sign removed
If there is a old, weathered or worn sign in your neighbourhood you can call 311 to ask for it to be removed, or you can complete our online form.
Please note that weathered and damaged signs will be removed and not replaced. To get a sign reinstalled where one was previously located, a New Sign Program must be conducted.
Edmonton Neighbourhood Watch manages the program. Signs are only available through Edmonton Neighbourhood Watch. Signs are NOT available through The City of Edmonton nor the Edmonton Police Service.
The City of Edmonton produces and installs the signs for Edmonton Neighbourhood Watch.
The Edmonton Police Service provides updated crime prevention information for distribution and supports the practice of residents reporting suspicious activities to police.
Simply installing a sign will not create a safer neighbourhood. A safer neighbourhood is created when the members of the community become actively engaged. This purpose of this program is to make the statement on the sign true by having residents “REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITIES TO THE POLICE”.