Introduced in July 2022, our team of four Street Rangers work with the town centre business community offering a uniformed presence, greater visibility while acting as a conduit to collect greater intelligence between the business community and our partners including the Croydon Metropolitan Police Service (MPS). In the past 3 months, our street rangers have patrolled Croydon town centre, offering over 1,200 hours of additional visibility, covering over 2 million steps offering direct support to businesses and members of the public.
During this time, the Croydon BID Street Rangers were also actively engaged with local businesses, making 1,800 visits, and assisting in over 80 incidents. These interactions have helped to strengthen relationships with business owners and their employees, fostering a proactive environment that aids in the prevention of potential business threats and business-related criminal activity such as shoplifting and anti-social behaviour.
Croydon BID is actively encouraging businesses to sign up to the Croydon BID Radio Link to improve communications, intelligence gathering and on street support response. Our Croydon BID Street Ranger team, trained in diffusing and de-escalating conflicts, can be contacted via the Croydon BID Radio Link to support situations of concern for businesses, employees, and member of the public.
The Radio Link enables effective information sharing among all stakeholders, including police, hospitality venues, and retail businesses.
To apply for a Croydon BID Radio Link, businesses should get in touch with Croydon BID.
Businesses are reminded to call the police at 999 in case of an emergency or call 101 for non-emergency cases related to crime.