Camps Bay Watch (CBW) is a neighbourhood watch program, where ordinary residents, after receiving basic training, patrol the suburb after dark to provide “feet on the ground” and “eyes and ears”. The purpose is to report any matter of concern, whether of major or minor importance, and to act as a general deterrent. On occasion citizen groups are brought together for one-off operations, such as sweeps of areas where there is a perceived high risk.

Camps Bay watch doesn’t have financial resources or infrastructure. It is a pure volunteer organization. What is important to note is that the radio network used by CBW is manned by CBCSI’s WatchCon and reports of any kind are acted on by CBCSI. Camps Bay Watch, on it’s own, doesn’t have the “sharp-end” capability to act with any force or respond to emergencies.