Funding of additional police officers

In partnership with Croydon Metropolitan Police Service (MPS, Croydon BID funds additional police officers into Croydon town centre, focused on reducing crime and anti-social behaviour, improving visibility and engaging with our business community.

Croydon BID has played a central role in delivering additional police officers to support our town centre since 2008. We are committed to working with our partners at Croydon MPS, Croydon Council and our BID levy payers in putting safety first, reducing the impact of crime on businesses and their employees. 

As part of a joint funding agreement, Croydon BID funded five additional police officers to support the town centre and our business community in reducing the impact of crime on our town centre. The Met Patrol Plus Joint Funding agreement with business improvement districts was restructured in 2019 and as a result, Croydon BID worked with our partners including Croydon MPS to develop a new initiative designed to support our business levy payers.

As a result, Croydon BID now funds additonal police officers for our town centre as part of Operational Mooka. Operation Mooka are police officers funded by Croydon BID. 

Croydon BID funds two additional officers per week, delivering 32 additional policing hours for the town centre. 

The Croydon BID funded police officers focus on business related crime, working with many of our BID levy members, responding to issues and challenges. Croydon BID funded officers are committed to forming successful relationships with the Croydon business community and as a result make regular engagement visits on our behalf. 

Our Croydon BID funded police officers focus on shoplifting, anti-social behaviour, theft, violence with injury and street drinking among other business related crimes. 

Our Croydon BID funded police officers monitor the Croydon BID Radio Link to help improve response and support for our town centre business community. 

In an emergency or if a criminal act is being committed, we advise that you contact 999. 

Use the non-emergency number 101 for situations that do not require an immediate police response. This will help keep 999 available for when there is an emergency, e.g. if a crime is taking place, or somebody is in immediate danger – for these types of incidents, always call 999.

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