OWL is a means of passing information to you easier and more quickly than ever before.

OWL is a community engagement system that has been developed across various parts of Wales and England over the past ten years, in that time there have been no breaches in security, in fact the system has passed GCHQ tests. It helps communities prevent and detect crime, support one another and be more aware of what is going on in their area. In short, it compliments what you have always done as a ‘Watch’ member or just resident, but uses modern technology and communications to make life easier and simpler for all involved. It is also interactive allowing you to send any messages back just as easily.

Some of those who have experienced OWL in action said it helped contribute to them feeling safer in their homes. As you live in a registered Watch area (Redbridge) we would like to invite you to register for OWL, but please, register at this website first. There are data protection clauses we need you to agree to.

Messages, including crime alerts and timely crime prevention advice, are sent out in an instant, sometimes within half an hour of a crime occurring. The system allows messages to be received by telephone, fax, email, mobile phone, flyers or letter so people who do not have access to the internet do not miss out on OWL.