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. We also form part of the South Midlands Business Crime Group, sharing intelligence with similar schemes from Warwickshire through to Newbury.
The scheme highlights to members any active criminals engaged in theft offences against both businesses and individuals, either alone or as part of an organised team. Persistent offenders are then served with an Exclusion Notice, which removes their unconditional right to enter Members' Retail Premises, making them a trespasser and liable to eviction. These Exclusion Notices are valid for a 12 month period and apply to all member premises once issued.
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 450 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