The day of action, which resulted in four arrests, six community protection notices, and two penalty notices for disruption, aimed not only to reduce the impact of shoplifting on businesses, but also to foster a deeper relationship and increased communication with the town centre community.
Croydon MPS worked alongside Croydon BID Street Rangers, security teams from our shopping centres, and well-known high street brands. Communications on the street were improved thanks to the Croydon BID Radio Link, allowing for better monitoring and identification of potential shoplifting incidents, as well as a quick response.
Croydon BID represents over 500 members across the town centre, investing c. £250k into working through the challenges of business crime. This includes: the introduction of our Croydon BID Street Rangers; the upgrade of our Croydon BID Radio Link; the freely accessible Croydon Business Crime Reduction Partnership; and the valuable partnership work with agencies such as the Metropolitan Police Service.
For full details of how Croydon BID works to reduce the impact of business crime within Croydon town centre, please visit: croydonbid.com/business/resolve. For more information about Safer Action Business Week, please visit: nbcc.police.uk