Business and retail crime can be taken to include ‘all crime and disorder committed by or against businesses.’ The definition is extremely broad, covering internal crimes (e.g. employee theft, fraud and false accounting); external crime (e.g. burglary, customer theft and vandalism).
The Safer Neath Port Talbot Business Crime Reduction Partnership was launched in October 2005. At present there are two schemes, one in Neath town centre and one in Port Talbot town centre. Both schemes are now firmly established with members from the retail and the business sector in Neath Port Talbot.
Photographs of known local offenders are distributed to the inclusion panel made up of members of the scheme and officers from the partnerships to decide on the length and terms of each individual exclusion.
The Neath Port Talbot BCRP is affiliated to the National Association of Business Crime Partnerships (NABCP) Wales Against Business Crime (WABC) South Wales Police And National Business Crime Centre
Meetings are held every month to discuss:
1. Problems and concerns
2. Update the members on progress
3. To decide on the length of the exclusion that recent offenders in the town centres are going to receive
Photographs of known local offenders are distributed via an online app and members of the scheme decide on the length and terms of each individual exclusion.
All the members of the Safer Neath Port Talbot Business Crime Reduction Partnership display Exclusion Zone stickers so that offenders clearly know where they can and cannot go.
Store Net & Night Net Radios
The Safer Neath Port Talbot BCRP is working in conjunction with M-R-S Communications Ltd and members of Radio Scheme aim to reduce criminal activity for retailers by using the Store Net communication network.
Radios are a two-way system that links all participating retailers in Neath and Port Talbot to each other, Police, and CCTV Control unit.
The radios enable the rapid dissemination of information on criminal activity throughout the area,
With the main aim of the radio is to reduce crime, the fear of crime and ultimately improve profitability for the member through a decrease in theft and damage.
Want more information?
If you are considering joining the Safer Neath Port Talbot BCRP or just want further information then please contact:
Grant Botterill BCRP Manager
Tel: 01639 889162
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