Several collections of tips have been posted to the Ottawa Neighbourhood Watch web site, worth a look if you don’t already know them:
- General tips to protect your home (things like lights at night, locks): https://ottawanw.com/2017/07/21/general-tips-to-protect-your-home/
- Signs of crime (grow ops, drug trafficking, domestic violence, fraud) and what to do: https://ottawanw.com/2017/07/26/identifying-crime-in-your-community/
- Property theft (signs, precautions): https://ottawanw.com/2017/07/25/property-theft/
- Vacation tips (the usual ones, and surprisingly, a clean house is important): https://ottawanw.com/2017/07/23/vacation-tips/
About Ottawa Neighbourhood Watch (https://ottawanw.com/2017/07/29/ottawa-neighbourhood-watch/):
We are involved in many programs designed to educate the public before a crime ever occurs. We do this by creating community partnerships that prevent crimes from occurring. This improves the quality of life for everyone. Your Home Your Community Keep It Safe! Join Your Local Neighbourhood Watch.
P.S. Still looking for a volunteer to do the coordination (mostly information sharing) for Champlain Park. More at https://champlainpark.org/neighbourhood-watch/