Neighbourhood Support History
Neighbourhood Watch is an international program first started by the
in New York in 1977, in response to rising crime. The police held
with local community leaders, and with police support, communities set
strategies to combat crime, utilizing crime prevention methods around
personal, home and car safety. The success rate of Neighbourhood Watch
spread rapidly to Canada, The United Kingdom, Australia and New
North Shore Neighbourhood Watch is an established
community based program,
which was regenerated in 1993 at the original Takapuna Police Station,
where they ran a full time office, manned by a retired senior sergeant.
2001 they became an Incorporated Society, changed its name to North
City Neighbourhood Watch/Support Inc, and applied for affiliation to
then new national body of Neighbourhood Support Inc.
In 2009 North Shore City Neighbourhood Watch Inc. reviewed their aims
objectives, changed its name to Neighbourhood Support North Shore Inc.
(NSNS) and introduced a new constitution (click here). In 2010 NSNS
developed its first Strategic Plan (click here).
The name change depicts the extension of the
Societies aims and objectives
to; encourage neighbours to get to know each other and communicate,
information that will help reduce the risk and fear of crime, nurture a
sense of community spirit, contribute to civil emergency plans, support
each other in time of strife or emergency and live in a caring and
NSNSís office at the North Shore Policing Centre
is manned part time by an
Operations Manager. They run a highly successful Community Patrolling
program manned by volunteers. They have a very close working
with North Shore Police, Auckland Council, Accident Compensation
Corporation, Civil Defence, Lifewise and the North Shore Community.
North Shore Inc.
and other groups
North Shore Inc.
10 Bayview Road
Browns Bay (Police Station)
PO Box 35 757, Browns Bay
Ph. (09) 353-0427