Burradon and Camperdown 
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Virtual Neighbourhood Watch Scheme
Your local Policing team in Killingworth are inviting Dudley, Fordley, Annitsford, Burradon and Camperdown residents to sign up and join a Virtual Neighbourhood Watch Scheme. (VNHW)

The on-line initiative means that residents can sign up to the benefits of NHW(Neighbourhood Watch) without having to leave their homes to attend meetings. The neighbourhood team are keen to add new members to the scheme.

Neighbourhood Sergeant Pip Hails said: "We want to encourage as many people as possible to join our virtual Neighbourhood Watch schemes and help to prevent crime in their neighbourhood.
"It's very easy to get involved - simply send an email with your home or work address to us - whichever suits you best - and we'll sign you up."
"These schemes really do make a real difference. They promote the best aspects of being a good neighbour, they help to prevent crime and provide the police with useful information about suspicious activity."
"It's also a good way to make contact with your local officer and find out more about the work we do to keep you and your home safe."
The first on-line NHWs started in October 2010 in Forest Hall . Residents have made good contacts with officers and local problems have been positively dealt with by the neighbourhood team.
The virtual (VNHW) network already covers the areas of:

Longbenton, covering Longbenton Estate, Benton Estate (Hailsham Ave).
The Fairways Estate and Williams Park

Anyone wishing to join the scheme should send an email to:
Forumvirtual@northumbria.pnn.police.uk

Virtual NHW does not replace the traditional schemes which meet face-to-face. People preferring to join a traditional scheme can contact their neighbourhood policing team who will be happy to advise.

if you run a local community group and would be interested in linking in with your local community policing team please contact us at:
killingworth.npt@northumbria.pnn.police.uk

News Release


New virtual watch scheme starts

A new virtual Neighbourhood Watch Scheme (NHW) has been set up for residents in the Killingworth area.
Neighbourhood officers are inviting people living in Dudley, Fordley, Annitsford, Burradon and
Camperdown to sign up to the scheme and benefit from local crime prevention advice.
Residents just need to send an email with their home or work address to Forumvirtual@northumbria.pnn.police.uk
They will then start to receive crime prevention information.
Sergeant Pip Hails, of Killingworth Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: "These online schemes have proved popular in several areas locally and we are keen to encourage others to get involved.
"Virtual schemes are effective in helping to prevent crime and members receive regular updates about local incidents and advice on how to prevent crime.
"It's also a good way to get to know your local officer and find out how to keep your home and family safe."
Officers at Killingworth Neighbourhood Policing Team now run several 'virtual' schemes. The first on-line NHWs started in October last year in Forest Gate, in Forest Hall and Rocket Way, Meadway and Lilac Avenue in Killingworth and since then schemes have been set up in Wideopen and Longbenton.
The team also works closely with the Burradon and Camperdown Forum and met with them last month to talk to members about crime reduction in the area.
Chris Wray, Burradon Forum Secretary said: "It is important that the residents work in partnership with Northumbria Police and report any incidents or suspicions to them. We want to encourage residents to join a virtual NHW scheme as we think they're an excellent way of finding out how to reduce crime and keep yourselves and your family safe. Such schemes also help to reassure the local community and improve resident’s quality of life."
The on-line initiative means that residents can sign up to the benefits of NHW without having to leave their homes to attend meetings.
Pictured: PC Damian Ramsay with Doreen Isbister and Tony Isbister from Burradon and Camperdown Forum and PC Kay Lyon
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