April 2010
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Neighborhood Watch in Belgium

Belgian neighborhood watch projects were inspired by neighborhood watch projects in the United States and United Kingdom. Citizens, police, and the municipality cooperate in a neighborhood watch project. One citizen functions as a coordinator, taking the role of contact person between citizens and the police, and a police officer is appointed as the contact for the public. The municipality or police ensure financial and infrastructure support.

The first projects were founded in the province of


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