Neighbourhood Watch Registration & ID Cards

Membership Cards for Registered HBNW Members:

Here is the latest update on the registration process for HBNW members as at October 2017.
Instruction has come down from the Department of Community Safety (DOCS) and SAPS that all community safety organisations, including Neighbourhood Watch and CPF, must comply with legislation that covers community safety structures. This legislation requires that patrollers and responders must be security vetted.
The call has come because as more of the crime fighting burden falls on these structures, and the amount of sensitive crime intelligence being managed by them increases, so too is the number of criminals penetrating these organisations increasing.
It is impractical for HBNW with over 3200 listed members to fingerprint everyone. We will therefore reorganise the membership as follows:
ACTIVES - Must be finger printed and follow this process:
Members that will operate on a new encrypted HBNWatchcon radio channel 1, App groups, CoCT Metro Radio network and HBNWatchcon systems and will be receiving active crime intelligence such as LPR alerts, suspect alerts, Joint Response instructions must be finger printed for a full security check.
Please note that this process is confidential and your prints won’t be given to anybody else, unless arranged by yourself. If you wish to remain in or join in this group please follow the following procedure:
  • Contact our admin manager on and inform her that you want to register for a HBNW Id Card. She will advise you of the current correct procedure. At the moment the steps below are required.
  • You will need your ID/passport to take to Hout Bay SAPS Community Service Centre (no other Identification please)
  • Request that your fingerprints be taken by the front desk on a SAP91(a) form. Inform them that it is for the Hout Bay Neighbourhood Watch registration and that there is no cost involved
  • Snap a pic of your completed form to record the date you submitted it and email it to
  • Ask them to place the fingerprints together with your copy of your ID under the door of Mrs Williams Room 16. 
  • SAPS will process the fingerprint forms on a monthly basis. Once completed, you will receive a call/notification.
  • When you collect your prints from Hout Bay SAPS, you will have to take it to the administrator who deals with it at Neighbourhood Watch to be registered/confirmed as a Neighbourhood Watch member. Contact
  • Your HBNW Membership ID for the current period will be issued.
SEMI-ACTIVES or NON-ACTIVES – No finger printing required
Members operating as they currently do on the current non-encrypted HBNWatchcon radio channel 1 doing standard observer patrols or static local area/ block watch monitoring or who participate by being financial or project supporters plus listed members who are not currently active but are retained as members for purposes of community safety coordination during times of emergency or civil unrest. No finger printing required.

     Site Last Updated:       11 July 2018      
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We do not charge for membership and there is no expectation that members have to contribute financially. However we need to maintain the systems that keep YOU safe. So we welcome donations from residents and businesses alike. 
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Branch: Hout Bay
Branch code: 167 609
Account type: Cheque
Account No: 167 602 9133
Account name: Hout Bay Neighbourhood Watch
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