Leek PubWatch and Retail Crime Initiative

Leek PubWatch

Leek PubWatch was relaunched recently under the PABCIS umbrella. While it is managed by Stoke-on-Trent BCRP it is controlled by its members with a member of the scheme sitting on the Management Board of the overarching Partnership. Members meet regularly, receive information and intelligence, participate in initiatives and campaigns, and are all involved in an exclusion scheme which can see individuals banned from premises for periods of up to two years for any incidents or violence, threats of violence, drugs, criminal damage or thefts in or in the vicinity of members premises. Early intervention work is also carried out in terms of warnings to those who may become involved in minor disorder which could have a knock on effect within the trading environment. Street Pastors work closely with the businesses in Leek and participate in the radio scheme in operation in Leek Town Centre.

Leek Retail Crime Initiative

This is a local scheme which is being managed on day to day basis by Stoke-on-Trent under the PABCIS umbrella. A member of the scheme sits on the management board of the wider BCRP. It is a small intelligence led scheme which allows the members to receive information and intelligence as well as images of offenders who are active in the area of operation. It is developing nicely in order to achieve its objectives through some funding provided by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire. Members meet on a regular basis as well as participating in an exclusion scheme and being able to take advantage of other benefits afforded to it through the PABCIS organisation. A new radio link has also recently been launched within the Retail members of the Leek RCI. This links businesses to each other, and to the Police.

For further information please contact the Business Crime Manager through the contact details on this page. To apply to join please download and complete the application form. applictaion form