Edmonton Neighbourhood Watch (ENW) is a not-for-profit, charitable, volunteer passive crime prevention organization.
Bylaws: Click here to open with Adobe Reader.
Our Vision: Fostering crime-free communities in the City of Edmonton.
Our Mission: Our mission is to improve the quality of life within all Edmonton communities through the fostering of an educational and cooperative crime prevention program, at the neighbourhood level by working to encourage awareness and participation.
Our mandate for the program is to be proactive in addressing community problems and in cooperation with residents of Edmonton provide them with information and skills to protect themselves and their property from the threat of crime.
Our values include:
community cohesiveness; the importance of education, stewardship, and leadership;
crime prevention and deterrence; and communication with all our members and the community at large.
Code of Ethics:
ENW has adopted the Ethical Fundraising and Financial Accountability Code as prescribed by the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy. This code spells out Donors Rights, Fundraising Practices and Financial Accountability.
Foster healthy and safe communities by promoting participation in crime prevention activities at the community level;
Develop and enhancing the skills of Neighbourhood Watch volunteers by providing information, resources, and education;
Promote, facilitate, and celebrate volunteerism and community policing;
Provide a multi faceted communication network to share information;
Advocate on behalf of the membership on general issues affecting the program and crime prevention;
Assist in the creation of programs in new neighbourhoods and revitalize existing programs;
Provide and maintain a central administrative operation;
Ensure healthy working relationships with ENW's various partners; and
Ensure that ENW retains a position of health, is sustainable in the long term and continues to provide relevant and valuable service to the members and the community.
ENW has a policy governing Board of Directors. A Director is elected or appointed to fulfill a specific supervisory function. The work of the Board is done by committees. Board Members are elected for a two year term in alternating years and may serve a maximum of three consecutive terms.
Membership meetings are held once a year. Special meetings are called as needed to discuss significant matters.
Every community in Edmonton is encouraged to have a Community Representative. Community Representatives are responsible for membership recruitment and issuing crime prevention notices and educating members.
ENW is hoping to hire a new Program Director. The Program Director is responsible for board and volunteer support and education, newsletter production, membership campaign coordination, as well as data base and records management.
Programs and Services:
Personal Safety and Residential Security: Information on how to keep you, your family, and your home safe.
Operation Identification: Engraving household articles to facilitate recovery if stolen.
Reporting Crime: Information on how to report a crime.
Light up the Night: Starting October 31, we ask residents to leave front door lights on all night to enhance the safety of pedestrians.
Auto Dialer: The auto dialer is used to send Crime Alerts, which are issued by the Edmonton Police Service, to communities affected by specific crimes (i.e. theft from vehicles, theft of vehicles, break and enters). We also send out autodialer messages informing Neighbourhood Watch members of upcoming meetings and events.