Welcome to the (UK) Street Watch website

What is Street Watch?

Street Watch is about local residents promoting good citizenship and supporting a better neighbourhood by patrolling their own streets. They provide visible reassurance and appropriately engage, in local issues that matter most to your community.

The presence and activities of Street Watch members will have a significant and positive impact on quality of life issues within your community. Street Watch members liaise with local police to encourage positive information sharing and partnership working.

Street Watch is a way of reclaiming back our streets and open spaces from those who may wish to engage in activities that undermine our communities.

What does Street Watch do?

The purpose of Street Watch is:

   To prevent crime by increasing visibility and maintaining a caring and cohesive community.

   To assist the police by promoting effective communication and the prompt reporting of activity.

   To increase feelings of safety by promoting a sense of security and community spirit.

By being proactive, Street Watch has been supporting vulnerable members of the community and vulnerable areas, making sure that people take pride in their communities.

Volunteers are asked to commit 2 hours every month to patrol, at timings of their choosing.


STREET WATCH is organised along UK County lines in association with local Police forces.

Please visit a local site, to find out more:


Dial 999 for EMERGENCY calls,

101 for non-urgent calls to the Police.

To find out more, please read our FAQs