Croydon BID street ranger safety team launches

Croydon Business Improvement District (BID) has launched a new on street town centre Street Ranger team.
The new, fully trained, SIA Croydon BID Street Rangers will deter crime and anti-social behaviour, and provide the necessary support, visibility, and reassurance to businesses and all those that use Croydon town centre.

In the course of one year, the team of four Street Rangers will deliver over 8,000+ hours of additional presence, visibility, and uniformed patrolling throughout the town centre.

The Street Rangers will act as the eyes and ears on the streets, providing an important point of contact for businesses, attending to issues relating to anti-social behaviour, general nuisance, shop-lifting and other town centre challenges with a view to resolving them.

What is more, Croydon BIDs friendly and approachable Street Rangers will increase the level of visibility and reassurance to improve the overall experience of all those that use the town centre.

Working alongside partners such as Croydon Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and Croydon Council, the Croydon BID Street Rangers will enhance intelligence sharing across the town centre, supporting businesses and partners through increased reporting.

For assistance, businesses can contact the Croydon BID Street Rangers through the Croydon BID Radio Link, a service heavily subsidised by Croydon BID to improve the level of communications and incident response times.

We are determined to work with our partners and our business community in reducing the impact of anti-social behaviour and business-related crime. The arrival of a new Street Ranger team demonstrates our commitment and focus to contributing to a safer, more secure environment in which to live work and visit Croydon town centre.

The Street Rangers will provide vital support for businesses, sharing greater intelligence, offering visibility and reassurance while working with all our partners. Working with our business community, the team are responsive and will engage to resolve conflict across our town centre.

Matthew Sims, Chief Executive at Croydon BID

The Croydon BID Street Rangers’ friendly and professional approach to deterring crime and anti-social behaviour is already delivering tangible results for many of the town centre businesses.

The introduction of a Street Ranger team by Croydon BID is an important step for the town centre. In recent weeks we have been impressed by not only the response times of the team but its welcoming, friendly, and visible approach to working with our security teams on the ground to reduce the impact crime and anti-social behaviour has on the business community.
Peter Powell, General Manager, Marks & Spencer Croydon

Croydon BID has appointed SWL Security Services to deliver its new team of Street Rangers, working primarily with Croydon Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and Croydon Council. In every instance, businesses should contact 999 if a criminal incident is taking place within their premises.