1. What is the GHNHW?
• The Glen Hills community standing together against crime.
• Jurisdiction: Glen Hills, Durban 
• Street/Block Sectors within GHNHW: A Sector Map will be available soon.
• Voluntarily working and communicating with SAPS and local security companies to manage a swift, co-ordinated and EFFECTIVE security network.
• Observe – communicate – co-ordinate via WhatsApp, SMS and Facebook.

2. Why do we need a WATCH?
• Unacceptable crime rate – increasing over festive season 
• A siege mentality does not work nor is it desirable 
• To create safe neighbourhoods for everyone to enjoy 
• Understaffed and poorly equipped police with large case loads 
• Need to ‘track’ ‘catch’ & ‘prosecute’ 
• Police must focus primarily on violent crimes as opposed to property related crimes 
• As The GHNHW becomes more effective this will free up SAPS such that they too can be more effective in their more serious cases 
• Good communication with emergency services means swift effective reaction not only to crime but to other emergencies such as fire, accident etc

3. What legal liabilities are involved?
• No legal liability to State or the NW structure 
• Totally voluntary 
• Same powers as the normal citizen on the street 
• Have the right to make citizen’s arrest like any other person 
• Have the right to protect themselves or other persons regarding the use of 
firearms

4. What is expected from the Watch?
• ONLY observation 
• No arrests or chasing after suspects 
• If and when arresting a suspect, use only reasonable force 
• Performing duties only in your own neighbourhood 
• Duties can include patrols by: vehicles, bicycle, foot, etc. 
• MAIN MISSION: focused & effective communication between residents and security / emergency services personnel

5. What is expected from a Watch Member?
• Some of your time to help conduct community patrols 
• If you cannot partake in patrols then static observation from home 
• Concerned about crime but can do neither of the above – there are various other tasks that need to be fulfilled to make this initiative work – please volunteer 
• Get your neighbours involved! 
• Please let us know of any special skills or qualifications that you may be able share or contribute e.g. medical, counselling, desktop publishing, social media, marketing, legal, signage & printing, fundraising, safe-house, equipment, etc

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