the cessation of the NSW Neighbourhood Watch Scheme the TurossWatch
brochure is a community based crime prevention leaflet which
aims to improve the quality of life within the village by minimising
preventable crime and promoting closer community ties.
Safety and security relies on the community and the Police working
together in a partnership to achieve these aims.
This brochure has information and tools to help you to begin
or enhance your crime prevention tactics in your own home and
Tuross Watch Group was set up to assist residents in providing
advice and support in matters of community vigilence, safety
• Minimise the incidence of preventable crime.
• Deter criminal activity by increasing the probability
• Reduce the fear of crime.
• Increase the reporting of crime and suspicious behaviour.
• Improve the degree of personal and household security
• Operation Identification:
marking of valuable household items with their driver's licence
number preceded by the letter "N" for NSW.
are marked and can be identified become a much less inviting
target for thieves. Smaller items such as jewellery or items
which cannot be marked should be photographed alongside a ruler
or coin to indicate the size.
• Keeping residents informed:
information of the incidence of crime in the village on a regular
basis through internet media and newsletters and advising how
to effectively identify suspicious people and activity and report
• Increasing residents' awareness and knowledge:
residents of practical personal and household security measures
enables them to best secure their homes and increase their personal
• Sign posting areas:
TurossWatch signs and material operates as a visible deterrent
to criminal activity by identifying a particular area as having
active TurossWatch participants.