How to correctly report an incident to your neighbourhood watch

A huge thank you goes to Sun Valley Neighbourhood Watch for supplying the following information.

Every neighbourhood watch organisation is there to serve its community and takes all reports seriously. For that reason, as a community member it’s helpful if you’re aware of exactly what kind of information is needed when reporting an incident to a member of your neighbourhood watch.

Helpful guidelines to consider when reporting to neighbourhood watch

When reporting an address of an incident

  • Street name and number
  • The closest corner
  • Area or suburb
  • Nearest landmark in the area

When reporting a suspicious person in the area

  • Short situation report
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Type of build
  • Distinctive clothing worn
  • Whether they are armed with weapons
  • Time of incident

When reporting a suspicious car in the area

  • Short situation report
  • Model, brand and colour of the vehicle
  • Vehicle’s registration number
  • Unique markings or damage to the vehicle
  • The direction in which the vehicle is travelling
  • The time of the incident
  • Description of the occupants of the vehicle

When reporting a stolen car

  • Short situation report
  • Model, brand and colour of the vehicle
  • Vehicle’s registration number
  • Unique markings or damage to the vehicle
  • The direction in which the vehicle is travelling
  • The time of the incident
  • Description of the occupants of the vehicle
  • Tracing company if there is one
  • How much fuel is in the vehicle