About NHW Tasmania

Our Objectives

  • Minimise the incidence of preventable crime.
  • Deter criminal activity by increasing the probability of apprehension.
  • Reduce the fear of crime.
  • Increase the reporting of crime and suspicious behaviour.
  • Improve the degree of personal and household security through education.
  • Expand the program’s involvement in wider community safety and crime prevention initiatives.

Our Board

The Neighbourhood Watch Board provides policy direction for Neighbourhood Watch and its programs, and initiates community awareness campaigns to promote future development.

Neighbourhood Watch Board. Appointed 23 November 2019

President : Peter Edwards

Vice President: Frank Pearce

Public Officer: Frank Pearce

Secretary: Kate Dobson

Treasurer: Christine Fraser

Board Member: Wayne Burgess

Board Member: Ranald Moore

Police Liaison Officer: Constable Marita Osborn


NHW Tasmania Board

Back: Constable Marita Osborne, Wayne Burgess, Christine Fraser, Ranald Moore.
Front: Peter Edwards, Frank Pearce, Kate Dobson.

Keeping residents informed
Providing information of the incidence of crime in their area on a regular basis through newsletters and advising how to effectively identify suspicious people and activity and report same.
Increasing awareness and knowledge
Informing residents of practical personal and household security enables them to best secure their homes and increase personal safety for themselves and their families.
Signposting areas
Displaying Neighbourhood Watch signs and material operates as a visible deterrent to criminal activity by identifying a particular area as having active Neighbourhood Watch participants.