Patrolling in the Hangberg commenced some time ago. These patrols are on a fairly informal basis and are carried out by a growing number of concerned members of the community, and mainly on foot or on bicycles.The patrollers occasionally extend their area of surveillance to the Harbour and to some of the neighbouring suburbs.

The Hangberg patrollers currently have two neighbourhood watch radios which enables 24/7 communication between them and the Watchcon control centre.

The Cape Town City Council, provides training for patrollers. The successful students are presented with a certificate confirming their attendance at the course.

The Department of Community Safety (DOCS) recently provided the Hangberg neighbourhood watch equipment for use by the patrollers.