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Training: Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour in the Retail and Night Time Economy Space

4 March 2024

Over the past few months, the Dorking BID has been working with Surrey PD and colleagues in Leatherhead to procure a DISC system to enable our business communities to report crime and make our towns safer places, reduce crime and collaborate across all of Surrey. 

Crime is impacting the high street now more than ever; and reporting it can sometimes be a time consuming process for time-poor businesses. DISC helps to enable businesses to build a case against an offender and enable all Surrey towns, businesses and Police to engage and collaborate with each other through a case management system, creating a network who are working together against criminals. 

DISC enables BIDs around Surrey and other towns to:

  • Submit incident reports about them, and about new offenders
  • Send and receive instant messages and emailed alerts to other users about anything urgent/important
  • Read alerts, important news and information about up-coming events
  • Access reference or guidance documents
  • Receive an automated eNewsletter every week, summarising everything added to their Disc system in the previous seven days.

DISC is currently used by shopwatches, pubwatches and larger Business Crime Reduction Partnerships (BRCPs) covering over 550 towns and city-centres across the UK. Schemes like these effectively identify early-stage offenders and reduce re-offending. They also help local policing identify prolific offenders and provide evidence for their effective prosecution.

Sadly we have learned that Surrey Police have decided not to pursue the system in the short term. This has had a knock on effect in Dorking as Leatherhead has decided not to invest in the system.

We have been advised by our colleagues in Guildford that there is an ASB training offering that Surrey PD is offering and has encouraged all businesses to join in.

27th March
1600 – 1700 via MS Teams
Tackling ASB in Retail and Night Time Economy Space featuring Jo Grimshaw – Surrey Police – Head of ASB, Partnerships, Youth Engagement and Tactical Lead for Serious Violence

“An on-line session to learn what is available to Surrey Police and Partners to tackle ASB. This session will help you understand the processes and how you can contribute to tackling ASB in your sector”

Please join the Dorking BID for the following collaboration opportunities:

  • Weds 6 Mar 6pm: Committee Meeting at Ralph James - All things Dorking BID
  • 3 April 6pm: Dorking BID Guild Talk - Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend
  • 1 May 6pm: Dorking BID Guild Talk - BBC Deputy Mark Carter
  • 5 June 6pm: Dorking BID Guild Talk - Circular Dorking

Learn more about our Dorking BID Guild Talks and join in.

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