About Us

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Everyone has a right to feel safe and secure where they live. Neighbourhood Watch (NW) members promote that right by helping build strong, friendly, active communities where crime and anti-social behaviour are less likely to happen. 

NW schemes' activities are characterised by their diversity, taking in everything from home security improvements to youth workshops to neighbourhood clean-up projects. Communities help lead the way. NW in short, aims for neighbours to help each other.

Neighbourhood Watch for Ipswich is represented by the Ipswich Area Network Forum, (IANF) and is made up of elected representatives from the five key areas, comprising all the wards within Ipswich.

The IANF is a voluntary body, and acts as a partner for the community, to provide education and awareness on policing and crime related matters, as well as a channel to take forward, where appropriate, any issues that an individual or a neighbourhood may have. 

The IANF works very closely with the Community Watch Liaison Officer (CWLO) for Ipswich Police, with the aim of helping and encouraging neighbourhoods to start-up and maintain NW schemes. The forum consists of NW representatives of all areas of Ipswich and the Suffolk Constabulary District Commander, whom meet at Landmark House once every three months.

The IANF communicates with the Suffolk Neighbourhood Watch Association (SNWA) which links to the Regional Neighbourhood Watch for the East of England, which in turn links to the Neighbourhood Watch and Homewatch network, which is the National organisation.

This web site serves as a resource for people with an interest in neighbourhood policing and crime matters within the Ipswich area. We hope you find the site useful and informative. 

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