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Bradford BCRP annual report

10 June 2017

Bradford’s City Centre Beat (CCB) has produced an excellent report on their activities and achievements over the year. The report contains a wealth of information on the work of the partnership, its great working relationships with retail and business members, police, shopping centres, street pastors, the university and colleges and many more. With 170 members, CCB performs a valuable crime management and prevention service for the city centre.

 

The partnership provides members with up to the minute intelligence either through use of the radio network, the CCB intranet, weekly crime briefings, Disc App, and the latest initiative, the CCB What’s App group. CCB has also recently agreed to share its intelligence with other crime partnerships as part of an accredited information sharing scheme.  The result of this sharing of intelligence has resulted in over 120  arrests and prosecutions of prolific retail and other offenders in and around Bradford city centre in 2016.

 

The development of the Broadway shopping centre, with over 100 new retail, leisure and food outlets has brought many more people into the city centre and added to both the vitality of the centre and the challenge of keeping it safe for businesses and visitors. To assist with this, the CCB intranet and smartphone app is now used by 151 people representing 170 businesses. The intranet site has access to over 750 photographs of individuals divided into different categories including those who are persistent thieves, are violent or anti-social or are wanted, or on conditional bail.

 

Catherine Riley, CCB chairman said, ‘On behalf of the board of management I would like to offer sincere thanks to the business crime managers, our intelligence co-ordinator, the steering group and all our members for their time and dedication to the partnership. During the past year we have continued to enhance our operating systems – pushing out our state of the art digital radios to more members, a new and better website and a phone app for our intranet members’ service.  All these measures ensure that our 170 members are fully up to date and able to easily identify known criminals and share intelligence on crime related issues – and that’s no mean feat with over 750 known criminals on our database.’

 

Click here to read the full report

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