Retail Crime

Warwickshire Retail Crime Initiative

 

The Warwickshire Retail Crime Initiative (WRCI) is a Countywide partnership approach to prevent and reduce crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB) in retail and licensed business premises in Warwickshire.

 

 

There are retail schemes at Leamington, Warwick, Kenilworth, Rugby, Nuneaton, Bedworth and Atherstone.  There are Pub Watch schemes at Leamington, Rugby and Nuneaton.

The purpose of the scheme is to assist in the management of offenders who have or may commit crime and disorder in member premises.

The scheme members identify and are then provided with target packages of offenders who satisfy the criteria for inclusion.

Licensed premises and shops also identify individuals who they wished to be barred from member premises.

The target packages are also available via a secure online system.

Members using the online system can also use this to submit incident reports and receive alerts about

 crime incidents.

This process is managed by two administrators employed by WRCI but housed by Warwickshire Police at the Justice Centre in Leamington.

 

They operate under a set of data sharing protocols agreed with Warwickshire Police.

Members hire or own radios which allow them to communicate with each other, the Police, Rangers and CCTV Control Rooms.

 

 

The day time scheme for retail members ensures that prolific offenders are identified to all members and allows for early identification of them which results in the prevention or disruption of further offending in member stores.  Persistent offenders are banned from member stores.

The night time scheme with its exclusion process puts in place a strong control mechanism around member premises and town centers to prevent and reduce violent crime and disorderly behaviour. Persistent offenders are excluded from member premises.

The day to day operation of these schemes is a partnership process between the members, WRCI Limited, Warwickshire Police, CCTV, local radio schemes

BID schemes and local Community Safety Partnerships.

WRCI has a privacy policy which may be viewed here.

 

 

Members will be given ACIS Web access, a portal for members of Crime Reduction Schemes in which you are able to report incidents of crime and view circulations, messages and more from your scheme administrator.

ACIS Database Ltd and the local Partnership users are committed to protect your privacy and to process your personal information in a manner which meets the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 (The Act).

ACIS Web is compliant with ISO27001 standards and all sensitive data held within ACIS Web is protected by enhanced encryption and stored for only as long as necessary in accordance with partnership protocols.


Contact

Warwickshire North: wrcinorth@wrci.org.uk

Warwickshire South: wrcisouth@wrci.org.uk

Tel.: 01926 684285


To join WRCI please contact one of the Administrators or download and complete an Application Form.

Find out more about membership and other useful information on Warwickshire Retail Crime Initiative website by clicking here.