Online Watch Link known as OWL is an online service for Neighbourhood Watches, the Police and associated bodies involved in preventing and stopping crime.
It’s designed to keep people informed of what’s going on locally relating to crime prevention for both the public and the Police.
It’s used by a lot of the Neighbourhood Watches across the UK but not all so if you input your postcode in the Find a Watch scheme box on the home page – you may well get the message “Sorry that postcode is not covered by OWL”.
OWL has been featured on Crimewatch and is growing in popularity.
The website is https://www.owl.co.uk/
Q. How does OWL help?
Local authorities send out alerts via OWL about crime and local issues in your area. It can help to prevent burglary, find missing people, makes people feel safer and catch suspects.
OWL Has National Police Approval
There is some advice on the website relating to various categories of crime, but the website is all about the OWL service.
Searching the Internet shows that many communities have incorporated OWL into their local information websites and neighbourhood watches.
Owl was created by a British company based in Hatfield.
It seems a useful tool in crime prevention and the more communities and Watches that us it the more useful it will become.
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