This Code of Conduct of DASCRO Neighbourhood Watch shall be binding on all members of the DASCRO Neighbourhood Watch:

  1. Members of the DASCRO NHW shall not knowingly engage in criminal conduct.
  2. Members of DASCRO Neighbourhood Watch must at all times act in a non-violent manner. No member may take the law into his or her own hands irrespective of circumstances.
  3. No member of DASCRO Neighbourhood Watch shall display racism, sexism or any other form of discrimination towards any member or other person.
  4. When on patrol, a DASCRO Neighbourhood Watch member may only use “minimum force”, as described in the Criminal Procedure Act No. 51 of 1977, to secure the arrest of the perpetrator of an offence and no intimidation in whatever form may be used in the communities where such patrols will be taking place.
  5. No person under the age of 18 may participate in any patrol.
  6. Members of DASCRO Neighbourhood Watch may not divulge any confidential or privileged information that they may have acquired as a result of their membership of the DASCRO Neighbourhood Watch.
  7. Any member of DASCRO Neighbourhood Watch found to be making public statements and/or addressing the media as a spokesperson for DASCRO Neighbourhood Watch without permission from the Chairperson/Vice-Chairperson of the DASCRO Neighbourhood Watch duly mandating that member to act for and on behalf of DASCRO shall be guilty of a serious breach of the Code of Conduct, resulting in the immediate suspension of the member pending expulsion subject to full investigation and decision on the matter.
  8. No member of DASCRO Neighbourhood Watch may exploit his or her membership DASCRO Neighbourhood Watch for personal advantage or benefit.