HCW is a Community Initiative
HCW 's function is, through monthly public subscription, to serve the community by providing pro-active patrols in participating wards to prevent criminal activities, thus making our streets and neighbourhoods safer. At the same time HCW provides contributors with the peace of mind that in the event of an incident or emergency, they can phone the control room for an Armed Response, 24/7.
HCW presently contracts Vetus Schola to provide patrol vehicles and patrol officers that operate under the Helderberg Crime Watch banner. These HCW patrol vehicles differ from the normal alarm response vehicles in that alarm response vehicles do not normally carry out pro-active patrolling. By forming this alliance with Vetus Schola, HCW benefits from Vetus Schola's sophisticated patrol management infrastructure, which includes a world class control centre.
Helderberg Community Policing is a registered Section 21 Company (operating without profit or financial gain) which trades as Helderberg Crime Watch (HCW).