Concerned citizens started the Green Point Neighbourhood Watch to be a positive contributor to crime prevention in Green Point and surrounds. The GPNW is a voluntary organisation serving the Green Point community and is a supportive structure to the Community Policing Forum (CPF) of The Sea Point Policing Precinct. It is made up of ordinary residents taking extraordinary steps to create a safer environment for all residents and visitors.
Green Point, where people meet and greet in the street, where residents, police, small business owners and tourists, all merge into one village, a thriving community.
Green Point, where the community is connected, not only using latest digital and WIFI / CCTV technology, but also through traditional face to face contact, word of mouth and friendly “gossip”, where visitors are welcomed, while unwanted elements are recognized and moved out.
Green Point, the emerging capital of sports, the concert capital, with an amazing urban park, golf course, the best weather in the world. Green Point, where we walk, talk, cycle and recycle, surrounded by mountain and sea where nature is our core and mutual respect our aim.
The Green Point Neighbourhood Watch is committed to preserving today and designing tomorrow through community camaraderie, communication, awareness, education and neighbourhood policing in action. By creating a strong Green Point community, we will create a safe and pleasant neighbourhood environment that will maintain/improve the quality of life enjoyed by all residents.
A Neighbourhood Watch is an effective way for neighbourhoods to reduce and prevent crime, in partnership with South African Policing Service, Community Policing Forums, Security companies and commitment from residents.
The Green Point Neighbourhood Watch, together with our neighbouring watches, aims to create awareness among our residents as to criminal activity and monitor untoward behaviour in the community.
|To encourage participation in the neighbourhood watch and with the community police, to contribute to the safety of Green Point.|
|To create a stronger sense of community across all sectors/residents|
|To minimize the incidence of preventable crime|
|Reduce the fear of crime|
|Increase the reporting of crime and suspicious behaviour|
|Deter criminal activity by increasing the probability of apprehension|
|To foster respect and pride for our neighbourhood|
|To work in partnerships will local police and security companies sharing information and advice concerning crime and other incidents|
|To build a volunteer base of administrators, team leaders, street captains, lookers who will assist to run the neighbourhood effectively|
|To become community problem solvers and not complainers|
|To respect and be respected by our community.|