How to become a coordinator

We have altered the focus on recruitment from seeking coordinators to seeking individual residents.

Step 1. Register at this website.

Look for this box on the home page (top right), select Create new account.









If you are unsure which Ward you live/work in, please click here

On the registration form, you will see an option to indicate your status:

If you select the last option "Not yet", you will be given access to the Coordinator's menu and will receive two e:mails:

1. To set a password (from the system). These sometimes get waylaid by spam filters etc. If you don't receive it, please drop a line to, we'll sort it out over the phone.

2. A welcome mail, suggesting that you read through the "Developing a Watch" guide, so that you understand fully, what we do and more importantly contact details of your local Ward Coordinator (they will "take you under their wing" and guide you through the process of setting up a watch). They will also grant you access to the Wardipedia files containing local useful contact details of the Police, the Councillors, the other coordinators in your ward, maps etc.. If you don't receive this, please let us know:

Step 2. Engage your neighbours

This always would have been the first step on signing up as a coordinator, by doing this before signing the dotted line, your path into coordinatorship will be far smoother. You will discover whether your neighbours are interested before you take on the responsibility of running a watch. How you do this is up to you. It depends very much whether your neighbours have access to the Internet or not. It doesn't matter whether they do, you will be the one to look after them.
Of course, if you can encourage them to register too, this will be a bonus for you as you won't have to worry so much about keeping records of your watch members.

Step 3. Let us know

When you are happy that the substance of a watch is there, please e:mail We will then start the process of registration. This will involve a check by the Police.
Hopefully, they will let you and us know when the check is complete. It doesn't always work out that way. But we will get you there.

Step 4. Return your completed PNC check form to

The Borough Chairman will arrange to deliver your street signs and window stickers.

Step 5. Enjoy your role

You are about to become a key member of the community, people will come to you with all sorts of issues. In time, and with the guidance and support of the Police and your Ward Coordinator, you will be equipped to handle most things that happen on your Watch.

Remember four things:

1. Not all crimes are reported to the Police. If they were, the Police would be far happier. This is a key point for you to note.

2. The police are not omnipresent. They have to prioritise.

3. Our role is NOT to complain about the Police, but to help and support them. They have a difficult enough job as it is.

4. Ward Coordinators are there to help and support you, not to offer their opinions. You are the boss, it's your watch and your decisions are the ones that matter.