Get Started with Your Neighbourhood Watch or Business Watch
OWL keeps communities safe, helps reduce crime and keeps people informed of what's going on locally. It's a shared, secure platform for the public and local authorities to maximise the potential of Neighbourhood Watch, School Watch, Business Watch and dozens of other schemes. OWL sends you the latest local crime alerts and provides management tools for maintaining and expanding watches.
Register for free or get in touch with your nearest watch. Select the scheme you're intersted in and type in your residential or business postcode. OWL currently operates in the following locations: Hertfordshire, Staffordshire, Gwent, North Wales, Carmarthenshire and Bradford.
OWL supports over 60 different types of residential & business schemes. Only a few are listed above and varies between counties.
OWL Has National Police Approval
OWL is the first communications system to have become an approved member of Secured by Design, an initiative from the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) to reduce crime.
From the login page, all data sent between your computer and OWL will be securely encrypted over the Internet. Please keep your OWL password a secret and never disclose it to anyone, not even police or OWL staff.
Find out how OWL has helped find suspects, brought offenders to justice, found missing people, and more...
How does OWL help?
Local authorities send out alerts via OWL about crime & other issues happening right now in your area. It can help prevent burglary, find missing people and even catch suspects. Watch the video below to see just one of many ways OWL can keep you safe.
Awardse-Government National Awards 2008 Winner: Innovation in local strategy
Awarded by the Prime Minister for reducing crime & empowering communities.
British Chamber of Commerce Winner for East of England.
Winner of Britain's Digital Elite awarded by Microsoft & Real Business.
Network Wales Awards 2010, runner up for Best Communications.
Winner of Best Website & finalist of Creative Innovation.