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 firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 01604 629 181