Kettering Borough Crime Initiative
What is the Kettering Borough Crime Initiative?
The Kettering Borough Crime Initiative is a working partnership approach to tackling crime and disorder involving Retailers, Kettering Borough Council, the Police and others.
The scheme was launched on 2nd September 2002 and there are now over 90 members.
The Newlands Shopping Centre donated an office for the scheme to work from, and Kettering Borough Community Safety Partnership has helped fund the scheme.
The scheme works by all members submitting written intelligence to the Crime Initiative Office. This is analysed and the Initiative can quickly identify those repeat criminals responsible for committing the bulk of offences.
The offenders are personally served an Exclusion Notice barring them from entering all participating member stores.
The main emphasis of this Initiative is the prevention of crime - as soon as an excluded person is spotted all parties unite to stop them from entering stores and deter them from offending.
During 2003 the Borough received the Retail Consortium Safe Shopping Award, which recognises that the Kettering Borough Retail Crime Initiative has achieved a standard set by the Home Office Retail Crime Reduction Action Team for the reduction of crime through partnership.
Last updated 08/08/2013