Neighborhood Security Watch

The Neighborhood Security Watch (NSW) program on Oahu is sponsored by the Honolulu Police Department.

Community participation -- Neighborhood Watch Groups

The NSW program involves community participation and involvement in a self-help cooperative battle against crime. Crime can create a climate of fear and mistrust. One of the most effective and lease costly remedies to crime is a neighborhood watch group. Watch groups are a foundation of community crime prevention.


The overall goals of the Neighborhood Security Watch are:

  • To increase public education concerning local problems and effective preventive measures which lead to improved residential security;
  • To implement community based and coordinated programs that are designed to increase the level of community awareness and mutual concern for the protection of homes within a given community; and,
  • To enhance community and police relations.

You should know your neighbors and have their contact information.