HIGH schools across West Yorkshire are designing posters and logos to tie in with Neighbourhood Watch Week.
The week began on Monday, and marks 25 years since the scheme was set up in the UK.
Secondary school pupils are being urged to design a poster and new logo to promote Neighbourhood Watch to members of the public.
The winning designer will get an i-Pod along with sports kit or equipment worth £500 for their school.
The winning design will be used as part of a marketing campaign promoting the benefits of Neighbourhood Watch in a bid to attract new members.
Police will be delivering special thank you cards to the county’s 6,000 Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinators for the work they do.
Chris Joyce from West Yorkshire Police’s Local Police Department, said: “Neighbourhood Watch is an excellent example of members of the public and the police working in partnership for the benefit of community.
“The police sincerely appreciate the commitment, determination and enthusiasm of those involved in coordinating schemes across the county.
“It would not be possible without the support of those people and their neighbours.
“They are our partners in the fight against crime and anti-social behaviour.”
Neighbourhood Watch was introduced in West Yorkshire 22 years ago and 6,000 schemes are now up and running.