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1 Facilitated by Business Against Crime Tuesday 19 th February 2013

2 DBAC Team - Roy Aldwyn, John Briffett, John Porsch, Ian Pearce

3  Not-for -profit company  Promote safety/security interests of Businesses large and small across the Borough  Independent and accountable  Provide Business Crime Reduction services  Self-funding – plus external funding e.g. Home Office, Community Grants  Volunteers/Part-time staff plus voluntary time  Partnerships  Nationally recognised and accredited

4 Operates in partnership with the Business/Retail Community, Police, Fire Service and DBC to prevent:-  Shop theft.  Criminal damage (including graffiti)  Anti-social behaviour  Alcohol-related violence  Street robbery  Other e.g. Counterfeit currency, Fraud, Arson, Safeguarding (Childsafe)

5  Real time communications i.e. Radio scheme  Exclude perpetrators  Assist in the apprehension and prosecution of offenders  Manage and exchange information  Training and development  Provide reassurance e.g. Facts and stats  Promote responsible business practices and due diligence  Strong ties with other key agencies and organisations e.g. Community Safety Partnership

6  Information sharing arrangements e.g. offender/suspect photos and database  Radio scheme implementation and training  Modular Training and Development programme  Police Owl training and support  Exclusion notices  Regular newsletter and positive publicity  Run by DBAC for DBAC e.g. User groups, Pubwatch, OMG.  All profits reinvested for benefit of members

7  105 members Borough-wide and growing  Business crime a TCM, Police & DBC priority  Established partnership with TCM, Police, Council  Improved information sharing  Newsletter and publicity  Radio scheme development i.e. PTT technology  Owl development  National accreditations, awards and funding

8  One of the best value schemes nationally – in lowest quartile cost wise  Flexible/subsidised charges – gold, silver, bronze, free.  Free memberships for Charities, not-for-profit organisations  Tax advantages for members e.g. Security, employee training and development

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10  Broadcast to all members with a single push  Talk privately on a one-one basis  See the presence and availability of each member  Create user groups  Windows despatcher enables desk-top management of scheme, including members log-on monitoring, recording of messages and service information  Greater functionality, for example text and photo capability, instant alert (panic button).

11  Hosted service with no up-front infrastructure costs and required permissions associated with traditional schemes e.g. base stations, aerial installations  Flexibility e.g. scheme expansion opens opportunity of membership to remote locations  Financial. Greater revenue opportunities presented by attracting new members.

12  Following 2 weeks of satisfactory field trials using both Nokia and BB3G handsets the scheme was implemented at the beginning of October  Owing to budget limitations DBAC purchased re-furbished Nokia PTT phones for the majority of its members, plus a small number of the enhanced BB3G phones for use by police and CCTV control room  The DBAC team worked closely with members and partners to support a smooth transition to the new scheme, helping to resolve handling problems experienced and where appropriate report technical matters to the InTechnology support team

13  New Technology, risks and scrutiny  Handling  Telephony – latency  Reception  Volume granularity  Fit for purpose i.e. BB3G phones preferred, particularly if security involved, night time economy.

14  Customer support a priority  Suppliers engaged directly to resolve technical problems  Additional training and support  Reception – alternative networks, WiFi  Further improvements e.g. BB3G upgrade, WiFi, CCTV Control room despatcher - read only.  Flexible funding e.g. BB3Gs for Pubwatch members.

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16 Crime prevention and detection Crime detection Prosecution of offenders

17 DBAC members Police Government agencies Media Internet

18 Incident reports Details of known offenders Sightings of known offenders Images of convicted, wanted or suspect persons Exclusion notices

19 In accordance with DPA 1998 DBAC Data Controller: Ensures DPA compliance Collates Evaluates Coordinates response

20 For crime prevention, detection or prosecution only 3 rd party disclosure authorised only through DBAC Crime Manager Members must meet security requirements

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24 "Banned from one banned from all"

25 Members submit incident reports to the dbac Crime Manager to enable information to be collated. The partnership operates within strict protocols and is based on successful models operating elsewhere. The dbac Crime Manager collects analyses and disseminates information about the most active offenders. The key to the scheme’s success is for business to work smarter by working together as partners more effectively Exclusion Notice Scheme

26 Initial Complaint Received: Council – allocated to ASB Officer and placed on Flare database Police – Computer system In all cases a dbac incident report created and submitted and entered on the incident report data base

27 Premises visit arranged by appropriate team in consultation with all other teams e.g. dbac, police, Council Agreement by partners of actions required to tackle problem dependant upon seriousness as follows - Exclusion Notice Scheme

28 Thresholds: Minor offences – Theft (including fraud, forgery and deception) - total value of goods less than £40 Not repeat offence Not aggravated i.e. does not involve Race/Hate, violence, threats of violence, intimidation. Exclusion Notice Scheme

29 Remedies: Verbal Advice/Warning ASB First Warning letter Restorative Justice Resolution

30 Serious Offences: Theft (including fraud, forgery and deception) - total value of goods more than £40 Repeat offence i.e. 3 or more offences within a 12 month period Aggravated e.g. Race/Hate, involves violence, threats of violence, intimidation. PPO referral Exclusion Notice Scheme

31 Remedies: ASB second warning letter/ABC/ASBO Reprimand, Final warning, FPN, Conditional/Formal Caution, Charge, Bail Conditions YOT disposal e.g. Reparation, Referral Orders, Youth Rehabilitation Order Exclusion Notice Exclusion Notice Scheme

32 DBAC has discretion to serve exclusion notice in any case it deems appropriate. Exclusion Notice Scheme

33 Summary: Exclusion Notices can be served by Police/LA ASB Team for: Theft offences over £40.00 Repeat offences where perpetrator has come to attention on at least 3 occasions, i.e. within the past 12 months, can included theft, ASB. Violent Offences Aggravating factors e.g. racist, homophobic. Exclusion Notice Scheme

34 Hertfordshire Trading Standards Community Safety Forums Business Against Crime Station Commander Dick Lawrence Tuesday 19th February 2013

35 Hertfordshire Trading Standards Activities undertaken Business Safe Clean & Sweep Vigilance Checks Volunteer Working

36 Hertfordshire Trading Standards Business Safe

37 Hertfordshire Trading Standards A good example of what not to do ….

38 Hertfordshire Trading Standards Clean & Sweep Carried out by Fire & Rescue Service & partner agencies. HFRS presence is to; Identify fly tipping/arson risks, Remove obstructions/fire risks from exit routes of commercial properties.

39 Hertfordshire Trading Standards Vigilance Checks Carried out by Operational Crews Targeting known problem areas High profile visible deterrent Identify arson risks such as fly tipping etc

40 Hertfordshire Trading Standards Volunteers Support Operational Crews at Community Safety Events and also carry out arson patrols. The patrols are to identify fly tipping in rural and commercial areas and poor housekeeping amongst the business community.

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42 Free to members Staff development HSE compliance Crime reduction Staff morale Business continuity

43 Marlowes centre Thursday evenings Buffet 6pm Session ends 7.30pm Attendance certificate Alternate arrangements

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45 Criminal & Civil Law Statute Law Employment Law Citizen’s Arrest Use of Force Anti Social Behaviour

46 Offender characteristics Techniques used Solutions

47 Verbal & non-verbal options DBAC network / report chain Operation of handset Voice procedure

48 Dynamic risk assessments Dealing with typical incidents Apprehension of offenders Evidence gathering Prevention Post event action

49 What to report How to report Rules of evidence Report writing Statement writing

50 Threat awareness Dynamic risk assessment Preventative measures Coping strategies Contingency plans

51 Role of CCTV Uses and limitations Codes of practise Data protection issues Dacorum control Communication

52 What constitutes ASB Combating ASB Exclusion scheme

53 Threat awareness Extremist activities Impact on business Contingency plans

54 Features Benefits Accessing data Inputting data

55 Recognition Action Bank of England rep

56 Product restrictions Underage sales Identification process Best practise

57 Booking form Telephone

58 What is ‘OWL’? 1. OWL is an advance online messaging system that allows police and partner agencies to provide the latest messages and crime alerts 2. Not only for NHW but can be used to create dozens of other schemes-i.e. Business Watch, School Watch etc.

59  Pro-active Crime Prevention  Receiving emergency alerts to an incident  Updates on current crime issues  A greater sense of security  Sharing local Intelligence  Partnership working with the Constabulary

60 Messages can be send in the following way   Text messages to mobile phones  Letter  Fax Photos can also be sent

61 Business Crime Reduction Partnerships Mike Schuck Operations Director The Association of Business Crime Partnerships

62 Towns and cities are watering holes

63 Attrition within the criminal justice system (Ack. Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science)

64 Cohort Study 33% of males will have a conviction by the age of 46 33% of males will have a conviction by the age of 46 half are convicted only once half are convicted only once just over half have a career of less than one year just over half have a career of less than one year nearly half convicted of theft or handling stolen goods nearly half convicted of theft or handling stolen goods 22% of crime recorded by the Metropolitan Police was classified as occurring on business premises 22% of crime recorded by the Metropolitan Police was classified as occurring on business premises (Ack. Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science)

65 Tunbridge Wells Safe Town MEMBERS – crime detection rate: 69% MEMBERS – crime detection rate: 69% NON MEMBERS – crime detection rate: 36% NON MEMBERS – crime detection rate: 36% MEMBERS – property recovered: 69% MEMBERS – property recovered: 69% NON MEMBERS property recovered: 12% NON MEMBERS property recovered: 12% Police Attendance at incidents: Police Attendance at incidents: 58% (2008) 58% (2008) 68% (2009) – significant reduction in shoplifting 68% (2009) – significant reduction in shoplifting

66 Background to ABCP Created in 2004 as Action Against Business Crime as a subsidiary of the British Retail Consortium. Created in 2004 as Action Against Business Crime as a subsidiary of the British Retail Consortium. ABCP is now an independent not-for-profit company. ABCP is now an independent not-for-profit company. Objectives: Objectives: 1) Develop new business crime reduction partnerships encompassing retail and evening economy 1) Develop new business crime reduction partnerships encompassing retail and evening economy 2) Reduce crime, violence and anti-social behaviour against retailers and in retail centres 2) Reduce crime, violence and anti-social behaviour against retailers and in retail centres 3) Work with businesses, police, PCCs, local authorities, CSPs, etc 3) Work with businesses, police, PCCs, local authorities, CSPs, etc 4) Help to create and support safer communities 4) Help to create and support safer communities

67 Achievements Over 125 BCRPs in England & Wales with around 30,000 business members Over 125 BCRPs in England & Wales with around 30,000 business members Accreditation through Safer Business Award Accreditation through Safer Business Award Evening economy Safer Socialising Award Evening economy Safer Socialising Award ABCP website with over 10,000 unique visits p.a. ABCP website with over 10,000 unique visits p.a. Development of regional partnership groups Development of regional partnership groups E-newsletter with circulation of over 15,000 E-newsletter with circulation of over 15,000

68 The strategy Develop town centre partnership as the start point Develop town centre partnership as the start point Borough/district wide Borough/district wide Secondary and rural locations, business & industrial sites Secondary and rural locations, business & industrial sites Regional partnerships - Kent, Sussex, London, South Midlands, South Wales, South West, North West. Regional partnerships - Kent, Sussex, London, South Midlands, South Wales, South West, North West. Linked crime data sharing Linked crime data sharing

69 Partnership structure Board of management Steering group Paid full/part time manager (plus support) Secure accommodation Radio link – includes police, wardens, CCTV, etc. Exclusion notice scheme Offender target files for members Incident reporting Access to police and other photographs Validation through Safer Business Award accreditation Evening economy – Safer Socialising Award

70 Partnership links Prolific offenders Wanted on Warrant Drugs/Alcohol/youth/ ASBO Teams PNC Markers CCTV / Radio links Information and photo sharing Exclusion notice scheme Town Centre Management Licensed premises Bus and railway stations Taxis Car parks Forecourts Hotels Truancy Street sellers Begging Street drinking Drug users Police Local Authority CJS

71 Members submit Incident and Intelligence reports Crime Trends and Target Offenders Identified -Intelligence Shared -Targets Excluded -Police Photos passed to Partners Raised target profile via police intelligence system Relevant information passed to local partnerships Liaison with drugs/ youth/alcohol/asbo teams Evidence produced for police and CJS. Liaison with CPS and courts Results relayed back to partners Newsletters websites etc. Partnership intelligence model

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73 Provides a legal framework for sharing sensitive personal data under the DPA Enhances professionalism Encourages strong and effective local partnerships Motivates businesses with a stake in the commercial success of town, city or shopping centres Reassures customers and staff Recognises and rewards success

74 Benefits of business crime reduction partnerships Business crime reduction partnerships are: Business crime reduction partnerships are: Viable Viable Long-term Long-term Sustainable Sustainable Organised & strategic Organised & strategic Embedded, pro-active, community-based Embedded, pro-active, community-based They deliver: They deliver: crime reduction – both business and community crime reduction – both business and community Better relations between the business sector & police Better relations between the business sector & police Enhanced community cohesion Enhanced community cohesion

75 Benefits for business Improves customer perceptions of the town or location Reduces the fear of crime Generates more social use of locations Improves business conditions and profitability Enhances employment opportunities & staff retention Less theft, loss and workplace disruption Less violence, abuse and threats to staff Improves business relations with police

76 Benefits for police Excellent demonstration of practical partnership working Emphasis on crime prevention, reduction of opportunity and increasing risk to offenders Based on intelligence-led strategies Assists in identifying travelling criminals Provides operational intelligence not currently available to police and other agencies Improves police relations with business

77 Costs and savings Average cost of dealing with a shoplifter – opportunity and actual costs = Average cost of dealing with a shoplifter – opportunity and actual costs = £1,057 per incident (Hampshire Police stats) – investigation of incident, £1,057 per incident (Hampshire Police stats) – investigation of incident, arrest, transport, fuel, police time, food, medical care, custody, admin, case arrest, transport, fuel, police time, food, medical care, custody, admin, case preparation + plus court attendance if required preparation + plus court attendance if required Average % of all partnership incidents reported to police c35 – 40% Average % of all partnership incidents reported to police c35 – 40% Majority of incidents and offences dealt with by businesses and reported to Majority of incidents and offences dealt with by businesses and reported to the partnership, not police the partnership, not police Disrupt and deter policy to deny entry to known offenders to reduce Disrupt and deter policy to deny entry to known offenders to reduce criminal opportunity criminal opportunity Consequential savings to businesses in not having to deal with offenders, Consequential savings to businesses in not having to deal with offenders, police, courts police, courts Increases staff safety and reduces abuse, intimidation and assaults Increases staff safety and reduces abuse, intimidation and assaults

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79 Questions and answers

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