U-Watch is the neighbourhood watch representing the neighbourhoods of Walmer Estate, Upper Woodstock and University Estate in Cape Town.
The neighbourhood watch has been set up in response to rising crime levels in the Woodstock area, and residents have stepped up to create a safer neighbourhood for everyone to enjoy.
We encourage everyone in the neighbourhood to join the neighbourhood watch and get involved in reducing the crime levels and improving safety in our area. Keep an eye out for suspicious behaviour, get to know your neighbours and be observant. Together with all our residents, local SAPS and our partnering security companies ADT and C.B.A.R., we can send a clear message to criminals operating in our area and create public awareness with regard to safety and crime prevention.
What does a neighbourhood watch do?
The neighbourhood watch creates a sense of community by having members looking out for each other. Being observant, communicating and reporting any suspicious behaviour all aids in the prevention of crime and creates good neighbourliness.
We work in conjunction with local SAPS and security companies ADT and C.B.A.R. to create an effective security network in our neighbourhood.
What is expected from our members?
- Join the neighbourhood watch: Click on our Membership page to fill in the membership form and join today. Membership is free, although voluntary contributions/donations will be gladly accepted.
- Communicate with your neighbours to raise awareness for the neighbourhood watch and good neighbourliness philosophy
- Be aware of what is happening in your street, and report any suspicious activities to the contracted security company and to SAPS, ensuring our members are kept out of danger. Please report any incident or suspicious activity to SAPS and on our Report Incident page.
- Participate in voluntary patrols.
- Purchase a subsidised radio that puts you in direct contact with SAPS and security companies at all times
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