Business Crime Reduction

ALERT: Norwich’s Business Crime Reduction Scheme

The Norwich Business Improvement District (BID) have been working with the National Business Crime Centre, Norfolk Constabulary, and businesses across Norwich to coordinate a response to tackle antisocial behaviour, crime and improve perceptions of safety in the city centre.

ALERT is the business crime reduction partnership (BCRP) for the city, which places an emphasis on sharing intelligence and data, communication and partnership. This is supported by Norfolk Constabulary, Norwich Business Crime Forum members and businesses across the city.

ALERT is available free of charge for retailers, leisure and hospitality sectors, commercial sectors and public services sectors, serving both the daytime and night time economies.

Through ALERT, business owners able to:

  • Reduce stock losses
  • Protect staff & customers
  • Detect and deter criminal behaviour
  • Tackle antisocial behaviour
  • Report incidents

ALERT consists of different key resources: DISC website and app, the ALERT push-to-talk radio service, monthly intelligence briefings through the Norwich Business Crime Forum and free training opportunities.

Norwich BID ALERT Radio Scheme

The Norwich BID ALERT radio scheme provides businesses with a secure channel of communication, connecting the city.

The scheme is a vital tool for reducing business crime across the city by sharing information of local and persistent offenders, and communicating their direction of travel.

The push-to-talk radio scheme, provided by Link Radio, operates using a mobile data or Wi-Fi connection on IOS/Android handsets or a radio handset, providing greater coverage and reliability, and can be managed through a web app.

The new scheme is more accessible, affordable and efficient for Norwich businesses to prevent and reduce crime after a turbulent two years.

How to sign-up
Please complete the short form by clicking the link below


Have you heard of DISC?

The Database & Intranet for Safer Communities is a secure online information sharing and exchange platform designed for businesses across Norwich. The platform bridges the gap between Norfolk Constabulary and the communities they serve with peer-to-peer sharing through reports or instant messaging.

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Since we have started using alert, we feel more involved with what’s going on around us locally with sharing intelligence.

Gerald Giles