Neighbourhood Watch messaging Welcome to OWL for Neighbourhood Watch in London


OWL provides the public in London with the latest local crime alerts sent by email. It's an effective and proven solution for police & communities to grow and manage Neighbourhood Watch, Business Watch, CCTV Watch and dozens of other schemes.

OWL is used by the Metropolitan Police Service and the London Boroughs of Redbridge, Tower Hamlets, Barnet, Ealing, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Hackney, Brent, Barking & Dagenham, Harrow, Richmond upon Thames, Wandsworth, Waltham Forest and Enfield in partnership with local Neighbourhood Watch coordinators to communicate with residents and businesses across the Boroughs.

Please log in if you have received a password from OWL. To join your local Neighbourhood Watch or if you're not yet registered on OWL please type in your postcode below.

Neighbourhood Watch in London Join Today For Free!

Register in Redbridge, Tower Hamlets, Barnet, Ealing, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Hackney, Brent, Barking & Dagenham, Harrow, Richmond upon Thames, Wandsworth, Waltham Forest or Enfield. Choose one of the following two ways to join.

Neighbourhood Watch
Get alerts from your local police, authority & NhW coordinators. NhW has proven to help reduce crime and build stronger communities.
Option to join CCTV Watch too.
Your Postcode:
Community Messaging
Get alerts just from your local police & authority.

Some boroughs support additional schemes such as Business Watch, Canal Watch, CCTV Watch and Dog Watch. Type in your postcode above to see what your borough will let you join today.

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

OWL is the first and only communications system to be an approved member of Secured by Design, an initiative from MOPAC 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.

McAfee SECURE - click to verify that OWL is secure OWL's security is tested daily. Click the McAfee Secure logo for verification and further info.

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

Metropolitan Police Service
Tower Hamlets
Richmond upon Thames
Waltham Forest


The Prime Minister's Big Society Awards - WINNERBig Society Awards, awarded by the Prime Minister

e-Government National Awards 2008 WINNERe-Government National Awards 2008 Winner: Innovation in local strategy

Britain's Digital Elite awarded for OWLWinner of Britain's Digital Elite awarded by Microsoft & Real Business.

Hertfordshire Business Awards, Best Business WebsiteWinner of Best Website & finalist of Creative Innovation.

Network Wales AwardsNetwork Wales Awards 2010, runner up for Best Communications.