Investing in your safety

We want everyone's experience of Croydon town centre to be a positive one, so ensuring your safety and well-being is our number one priority.

To achieve this, we work closely with the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), British Transport Police (BTP), Croydon Council, local businesses, key agencies and our very own Croydon Business Crime Reduction Partnership (CBCP), delivering projects and initiatives, designed to deter and cut crime and improve feelings of safety.

Key initiatives include:

  • Funding of extra police resource: We pay for additional dedicated police resource in the town centre to deter and combat crime and provide a highly visible street presence. A key area of focus also includes our work with the Police, Council and various drug and outreach services to tackle street drinking and begging 
  • Safer Croydon Radio Scheme: We actively support Croydon Council’s Safer Croydon Radio initiative, which provides enhanced security levels in the town through its comprehensive radio network
  • Best Bar None: To help raise standards in the town and cut alcohol-fuelled crime and disorder, we sponsor Croydon’s annual Best Bar None Awards scheme, which recognises and rewards responsibly managed licensed premises
  • Croydon Street Pastors: We provide funding to the Croydon Street Pastors, who provide advice and assistance to late-night revellers in need of help or feeling worse for wear
  • Croydon Town Centre Security Zone: We support the work of the Croydon Town Security Zone, bringing together all sectors of the local community to increase the town’s resistance to terrorism
  • Crime prevention and security awareness campaigns: We produce and dispense a wide range of practical crime prevention advice and information, helping to raise awareness of security initiatives in place in the town and increase feelings of safety

To find out more see our Annual Reports.


  • £2.2 million invested in your safety over the past ten years
  • 165,000 extra hours of town centre policing funded since 2008
  • 33% reduction in anti-social behaviour over the last three years (Source: Met Police)
  • 2,100 police interactions and 49 arrests as a result of targeting street drinking and begging
  • 300+ members benefiting from the support of our Croydon Business Crime Reduction Partnership

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