Police and Owl Watch

Neighbourhood Policing

North Wales Police statement " We are committed to making your neighbourhood a safer place to live in, work in and visit. Our team is made up of Police Officers, Police Community Support Officers and Special Constables. We are working together with the Community and other partners to tackle local problems and help improve the quality of life for local residents"

The Officers can be contacted using the details below, via 101 or the North Wales Police Website.

Community Support Officer for Hawarden & Ewloe: 
PCSO 3683 Stephanie Jones
Email: stephanie.jones3@nthwales.pnn.police.uk

Community Beat Manager:
PC Glyn Davies (Con 2970)
Email: Glyn.Hughes2@nthwales.pnn.police.uk

Online Watch Link Association (OWL)

The Online Watch Link Association works closely with Community Safety Partners which include the Local Authority, Police, Fire service & other Third Sector Organisations.

Our service delivery complements and supports the Police & Crime Plan, as well as the crime reduction plans of Local Authorities as well as the Welsh Government & Home Office. The Association strives to help people to be safe & secure in their homes & environments that embrace diversity, race, faith and spans generations. We particularly support vulnerable & older people & groups as diverse as disadvantaged neighbourhoods & farming communities, through responding to people's concerns to enable them to feel safe, secure & respected through a number of watch schemes & crime prevention interventions.

To receive the weekly crime watch news bulletin contact watch@owlcymru.org.

History of OWL

The Association was established in 1987 as Flintshire Neighbourhood Watch Association a crime prevention charity which promotes for the benefit of the public, good citizenship, community safety & greater public participation, in the prevention & detection of crime. Promoting public support for the work of the Police service & other Partners, in the protection of people & property from, & prevention of crime. Use link below to register for Neighbourhood, School, Community Centre, No Cold Calling WATCH Schemes - formed to support of people who are older and those who are more vulnerable) Park, Shop, Business, Farm, Equine, Allotments, Dog Watch/Paws on Patrol & more.

In 2014 following community consultation and requests we changed our name to reflect the areas & over 60 types of watch schemes that we design, implement, manage & support.

A Board of Trustees are the Governing Board that comprises of local representatives from Rural & Urban communities that runs the Association. President of the Association is RT Hon Lord Barry Jones and Chief Officer is Mrs Denise Edwards.

How does a Neighbourhood Watch scheme work?

By being a good neighbour, you can help to make your community more secure. You can do this in many ways, including:

  • Looking out for your neighbours by keeping an eye on those who are older or vulnerable, watching out for your neighbour's homes while they are away & reporting any suspicious activity
  • Receiving OWL crime & safety bulletins about what is happening locally & how you can help, for example look out for stolen property, find missing people, or identify suspects
  • Receiving & sharing crime prevention advice to help keep you & your neighbours safe & your homes & property secure
  • Being a part of a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme with your neighbours to work together to keep your street safe
Street Coordinators: Look after a number of homes by welcoming new neighbours, keeping OWL contact details up to date, acting as a point of contact, & pass on message/information to neighbours who may be more vulnerable or who do not have access to emails.