The Northamptonshire Business Crime Partnership was formed in 2015 to develop and replicate the award-winning Northampton Retail Crime Initiative throughout Northamptonshire (which had been running since 2001). The NBCP is an umbrella body that manages all the retail crime initiatives throughout Northamptonshire, working in partnership with Northants Police.

We have close links with both West Northants and North Northants Councils, as well as Northampton town centre BID's, Northants Police, Anti-Social Behaviour Units, Shopping Centres, CCTV control centres and a number of other proactive teams.

The retail crime initiatives provide an online database of active offenders with clear images of them. Prolific and Violent offenders are served with an Exclusion Order, which removes their unconditional right to enter our members’ premises, making them a trespasser and liable to eviction. Exclusion Orders are valid for 24 months and apply to all scheme Members’ premises once issued. We also have introduced VIOLENCE Exclusion Orders that are valid for 36 months to 60 months.

The existence of an Exclusion Order may also be mentioned in court prior to sentencing, and acts as an aggravating factor which the magistrates may take into account when deciding on an appropriate outcome. In addition, any new methods of theft identified are also communicated to member businesses.

Currently we have over 500 member stores ranging from small independent traders through to large multi-nationals. These are located across Northamptonshire and include all of the retail parks.

The cost for membership is based on the number of staff within that premises. The cost starts at £90 and goes up to those with more than 50 staff, where the cost would be £480 annually.

If you would like any further information please email or tel 01604 629 181

Initiative benefits

  • Exclusive access to a police approved and GDPR compliant on-line database containing images of prolific and violent retail crime offenders, known as Disc.
  • Direct crime reporting to Northamptonshire Police removing the need to call 101.
  • Access to the Disc App which provides access on all mobile devices to all systems on the database.
  • Instant Messaging, allowing member stores to communicate securely, between themselves alerting members to the presence of offenders
  • Inclusion in the Exclusion Order Scheme, banning offenders from ALL members stores, exclusions start at 2 years, 3 years for violence and increases with re-offending or hate crime.
  • Close links with Northants Police, neighbourhood teams, ASB units and the shoplifting investigation teams.
  • Free and regular security briefings in each town, often with inputs from local police covering a range of topics including counter terrorist information.
  • Weekly online newsletters with latest updates, alerts and details of the most active offenders.
  • Regular visits from the Retail Crime Officers providing training and support.
  • Free signage, crime prevention material and warning notices.
  • Supports staff safety and helps reduce stock loss.
  • Promotes a more relaxed shopping environment and encourages more customers, which in turn increases trading.

The cost starts at £90 and goes up to those with more than 50 staff, where the cost would be £480 annually.