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Bromsgrove Businesses benefit from Crime Prevention initiative

A new crime prevention tool aimed at supporting businesses in Bromsgrove District has been launched.

Designed as a user-friendly mobile application, the Dynamic Incident System for Communities (DISC) allows businesses who have signed up to a data sharing agreement, to securely share images of known offenders, add witness statements, alert users of such issues as counterfeit notes in circulation, report incidents directly to the Police, and effectively coordinate responses to security threats.

The initiative has been funded and driven by Bromsgrove District Council and aims to reduce theft, as well as help local retailers and businesses better protect themselves and their property, staff, and customers.

Safer Neighbourhood Inspector, Richard Field, said: "DISC enables shops and key agencies to work together to address local crime and an opportunity to feed intelligence of known offenders to each other. By working together in partnership, it can address local crime trends, support our retailers and local shopkeepers. West Mercia Police has invested heavily in technology and strives to be a tech-enabled crime fighting service, schemes like this support our vision."

Deputy Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Economic Development and Regeneration, Cllr Sue Baxter, said: “This is a collaborative tool which we can use to reduce low-level crime and antisocial behaviour. I hope businesses around the district get on board because it has the potential to make a big difference to crime reduction, as well as reducing the losses experienced because of theft and criminal behaviour.”

For more information about DISC go to To register for the scheme please contact:

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