Durham Regional Police

Crime Prevention, Neighbourhood Watch Program

Home Agency Service

  • citizens can report large gatherings or a non-compliant business on www.drps.ca under Online Services - Community Concerns.
  • as a secondary option, citizens can call the DRPS non-emergency line at 1-888-579-1520, ext 5802 and leave a message, DRPS will endeavor to respond to these calls in a timely manner, however, focus continues to be on emergency calls for service
  • call the Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659 Monday-Sunday, 8:30 am-5 pm for clarification whether a situation falls under the non-compliance orders or for more information visit www.ontario.ca/stopthespread.

Crime reduction program
  • trains citizens to become aware of suspicious activities
  • citizens communicate with each other and police on crime related problems and potential crime development, acting as eyes and ears of police in their community
  • free crime prevention training is provided to all Watch members through community meetings and online training videos
Residents concerned about crime and who wish to receive help to organize a Neighbourhood Watch Crime Prevention Program * 51% neighbourhood participation is required before an area can be recognized as an official Neighbourhood Watch Group

Age Requirements: Ages: 18 year(s) and up;
Application Process
Call the Durham Regional Police Service, Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator to meet and explore potential boundaries for the Watch * explain the program and implementation guidelines * train recruited Street Captains * community-wide crime prevention training meeting will be held * once the Watch becomes endorsed, Neighbourhood Watch signs may be purchased and erected at points of ingress to the community * receive ongoing training and support and regular communication from the DRPS
Toll Free
1-888-579-1520 ext 4461
905-579-1520 ext 4461
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Mailing Address
c/o Durham Regional Police Service; PO Box 911, 605 Rossland Rd E
Whitby, ON, L1N 0B8
Morgen Dobson, Regional Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator
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Last Updated On
January 15, 2021
Kids' Safety Village, 1129 Athol St
Whitby, ON, L1N 9G5
Intersection: Brock St and Clemence St;
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Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * available for evening meetings and weekend events as required. Meetings: Crime prevention training available on You Tube http://www.youtube.com/user/durhampolice1
Service Area(s)
Durham Region