Sign Up to Community Messaging in London

Would you like to receive up-to-date information, crime prevention advice and news direct from the Metropolitan Police Service?

Sign up to Community Messaging today! It only takes a minute and is completely free.

What is Community Messaging?
Community Messaging uses Online Watch Link (OWL) to keep you up to date with what's going on in your Police Service. You will be sent emails with useful information, news about your local police, and crime prevention advice.

To join Community Messaging you must be living or working at a recognised postal address within a supported borough in London. (Half of London boroughs are partipating.) In most instances we will contact you by email. Should the need arise, occasional SMS texts could be sent to your mobile phone for urgent or emergency incidents.

If you already receive messages via OWL as a member of a Neighbourhood Watch scheme, there's no need to register as you will automatically be sent Community Messages.

Protecting Your Data
When you sign up your details will be kept in a secure database purely for the purpose of communicating with you. Your details will not be shared with any 3rd parties and neither will they be transferred to other police or government databases. At any point you may request your details to be removed or do it yourself online.


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