The Northamptonshire B.C.P was formed in 2015 to develop and replicate the award winning Northampton Retail Crime Initiative throughout Northamptonshire. The NBCP is an umbrella body that manages the Northampton, Wellingborough, Kettering, Corby, Rushden Lakes & East Northants and South Northants Retail Crime Initiatives and total coverage throughout Northamptonshire.
We form part of the Crime and Disorder Strategy and have close links with Northampton, Wellingborough, Corby and Kettering Borough Councils. Also forming links with South Northants and Daventry District Councils, as well as Northampton and Wellingborough BID's, Northants Police, the Anti-Social Behaviour Unit and a number of other proactive teams.
The scheme highlights to members any active Retail criminals, operating either alone or a part of an organised team. Persistent offenders are then 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.
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