Lambeth Borough Police have appointed a new neighbourhood watch coordinator, whose job it is to encourage and support new and existing neighbouhood watch schemes.
Karen Hunn visited the Prince's ward Safer Neighbourhoods Panel meeting last week to tell residents about the scheme.
Existing residents' associations can form themselves into Neighbourhood Watches. Benefits include signs and stickers which help deter crime, reductions on home insurance, and free public liability insurance for burglary.
If you are interested in setting up a Neighbourhood Watch group, email Karen: Karen.Hunn@met.police.uk