Neighbourhood Watch messaging Welcome to OWL for Hertfordshire Neighbourhood Watch & Other Watches

OWL is used by Hertfordshire Constabulary and local coordinators to communicate with thousands of watch members across the county. Hertfordshire has one of the biggest Neighbourhood Watch networks in the UK with 1 in 5 homes registered on OWL.

OWL is an advanced solution for police & communities to grow and manage Neighbourhood Watch, Dog Watch, Business Watch, Senior Watch and dozens of other schemes. OWL provides watch members with the latest information, local alerts and crime prevention advice sent by email, telephone or SMS.

Please log in if you have already been sent a password from OWL. To join your local Neighbourhood Watch, or If you are already in a watch but don't have a password, please use the Watch Finder tool below to contact your local coordinator.

Find your Neighbourhood Watch Finding Your Nearest Watch in Hertfordshire

To register or get in touch with your nearest watch scheme in Hertfordshire please select the scheme you're most interested in and provide your full residential or business postcode.

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Schemes running in Hertfordshire include Horse Watch, Dog Watch, Farm Watch, Heritage Watch, Rural Watch, Pub Watch, School Watch, Shop Watch, Business Watch, Neighbourhood Watch, and may more. Please select one from the list above.

OWL success stories through NHW and other watch schemes Good Communication Leads to Good Success Stories

Find out how OWL has helped find suspects, brought offenders to justice, found missing people, and more...

Secured by Design, police preferred specification
OWL Has National Police Approval

OWL is a member of Secured by Design, the initiative from the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) that aims to reduce crime through innovative products and processes. The SBD logo is the only symbol that guarantees national Police approval of a product.

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During and after the login process, 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 someone claiming to be an official from the police or OWL.

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Hertfordshire Constabulary

Senior Watch

Please help to look after and inform our older residents in Hertfordshire by sharing valuable information and advice with them. Join Senior Watch to receive messages to share with your elderly relatives, neighbours and friends. You can help protect them from scams that target older people. Find out more.

Community Messaging

If you don't fancy joining Neighbourhood Watch but would like to receive occasional crime prevention advice and news direct from Hertfordshire Constabulary, then why not sign up to Community Messaging?

If you prefer to also receive local crime alerts then it's best to join NHW instead. If you already receive NHW messages from OWL then you do not need to sign up to Community Messaging.


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