The national body for crime partnerships is the National Association of Business Crime Partnerships [NABCP] and it is responsible for awarding the Safer Business Accreditation to BCRPs nationally to ensure that they maintain high standards of governance and operation.
The Brighton & Hove BCRP had its biennial assessment on Thursday 16 November and received a distinction for the services that it offers to businesses in the city. The examiner - John Whatling - said that Brighton & Hove was one of the best partnerships he had assessed.
Most partnerships offer three basic services: radio network, secure intranet and an exclusion notice scheme but the Brighton & Hove BCRP has gone beyond the basics to offer an accreditation scheme for mobile support units operated by security companies, restorative justice sessions which have been particularly successful with juvenile first time offenders and a breathalyser rental scheme. It also links its database of offenders to ID scanning machines in late night venues to ensure that excluded individuals do not gain entry to Brighton's pubs and clubs.
If you want to know more about the scheme contact the BCRP office on 01273 733393.