An official program requires two commitments: A volunteer from the community to be the Neighbourhood Watch Community Representative and a Community League (CL) or community group* that supports the program in the community.
Want to Start an official Neighbourhood Watch Community Program?
Follow the process below:
- To begin, the CL or group* must find a volunteer who will become the community’s ENW Community Representative.
- The CL or group* should endorse the volunteer to be their representative (through whichever means they choose) and determine the type of position the Community Rep will hold (voting, non-voting, titled position, etc.).
- The new Community Representative must attend a pre-screening with ENW and sign up as a new member by filling out our membership form and sending it to email@example.com. This step would inform us of their interest in becoming a new Community Representative and their wish to establish an official program for a community.
ENW will help the Community Representative through the process of membership, training, and getting the Police Information Check completed.
- The Community Rep (or Reps) will become the official ENW Community Rep for their community once they:
Have done a pre-screening with ENW
Register to become an ENW member
Attend the training
Pass a Police Information Check, conducted by EPS
Are approved by ENW
- Finally, the Community will have an official program and access to all ENW programs and resources through the Community Representative. ENW and the CL or group* will support the Community Rep in their role. The Community Rep will promote programs and take initiatives in the community with the support of ENW, the CL or group* and other program partners.
Community leagues or community groups* with a similar position
If your CL or group* has someone in a similar position, consider having them connect with ENW to become a Community Rep. This gives the community access to programs, resources and support from ENW. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more. ENW provides the membership, training and resources at no cost to the volunteer or the community.
Helpful tools to find a volunteer
Advertise in your newsletter, website or e-circulars that your community is looking for a Neighbourhood Watch Community Rep. At community events, advertise that the community needs a volunteer who is interested in community safety and crime prevention. The most successful Community Reps are those that have an interest or passion in making their communities safer. *Community groups must be INCLUSIVE and serve ALL RESIDENTS of a community (as determined by the geographical boundaries of a community league). They must have some means to communicate with residents within the community.
Don’t know your community league? Visit Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues membership page and enter your postal code under FIND YOUR LEAGUE.