Neighbourhood Watch messaging Welcome to Hertfordshire Neighbourhood Watch

OWL is used by Hertfordshire Constabulary and local coordinators to communicate with thousands of watch members across the county. Hertfordshire has the largest Neighbourhood Watch network in the UK with 1 in 3 homes registered on OWL.

OWL is an advanced solution for police & communities to grow and manage Neighbourhood Watch, Business Watch, Dog Watch, Senior Watch and dozens of other schemes. OWL provides members with the latest 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 Join Your Local 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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After searching you can select additional schemes to join including CCTV Watch, Horse Watch, Dog Watch, Rural Watch, Allotment Watch, Heritage Watch, and Canal Watch.

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...

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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.

Partners & Sponsors

Hertfordshire Constabulary


HertsWatch, the umbrella organisation for watch schemes in Hertforshire, received the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. The accolade is the equivalent of an MBE for groups and charities.

Chair, Sue Thompson, said "We are delighted to receive the award. It reflects the incredible effort that many hundreds of volunteers, from street representatives to Ward Co-ordinators, have given to developing Neighbourhood Watch across the county."

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.