The Neighbourhood Watch scheme- NHW- is authorised, and overseen, by the local Constabulary, in our case Devon and Cornwall Police. In Petrockstowe it is run by an Area co-ordinator and four co-ordinators who are, in effect, a liaison between the Police and the inhabitants of the Parish.
Petrockstowe dwellers are invited to become members, at no cost to themselves, by signing up and either providing e-mail addresses, telephone numbers or postal addresses. Information about scams, local crimes or suspicious persons is passed via e-mail to the co-ordinators, who in turn send it out to their members.
The Parish is allocated a PCSO and in the last five years Petrockstowe NHW and the Police have worked successfully together for the good of the community, by pooling information and using local knowledge.
Anyone who is not already a member and who wishes to join, should contact the village Neighbourhood Watch Officer, Caroline Pink