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Through our frequently asked questions section we aim to help you find the answers you need without having to call us to ask for information. We've provided answers to questions on a range of topics which are regularly asked of police forces up and down the country.

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The Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network is the official national umbrella body for all schemes within England & Wales providing support for all NHW schemes members. You can enter your post code on their website (see related links) to find your nearest scheme and you can also send your local scheme a message via the site.

If there is not a scheme in your area and you want to set one up, refer to the website for more details on this and other matters relating to Neighbourhood Watch.
Neighbourhood Watch schemes are very popular and many insurance companies offer a discount on home insurance if you are a member of a scheme. For more information on this and for other home security tips, please see the links in related information.

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