|The Neighborhood Security Watch (NSW) program on Oahu is sponsored by the Honolulu Police Department.
Community participation -- Neighborhood Watch Groups
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.