The Warwickshire Retail Crime Initiative Limited (WRCI) is a County wide Partnership approach to prevent and reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in retail and licensed business premises in Warwickshire.
Incident reporting, recording and Information circulation
WRCI members have access to ACIS2. This is a fully featured, cloud based, solution to the reporting, recording and appropriate dissemination of information and intelligence relating to crimes and other incidents.
Read more about ACIS2.
8 February 2019: ATM Attacks: National problem. Prevent them in Warwickshire
6 February 2019: Hunt for men involved in armed robbery at Dordon Co-op
Update: 8 February 2019 - two people arrested and charged
6 February 2019: Three to appear in court over burglary at Stratford Post Office
3 February 2019: New look for Business Watch website
The Warwickshire Business Watch website has been relaunched with a bright new look and feel, designed to make it even easier for businesses to access information and advice to enable them to protect themselves from crime. Business Watch has been created in partnership between the Warwickshire County Council Community Safety Team and Warwickshire Police with funding from myself. Administered by my Business Crime Advisor Bogdan Fironda, the revamped site contains many useful downloadable documents and links to advice sheets for businesses.
A new Business Watch email newsletter will be launching shortly so keep an eye on the site at www.warwickshirebusinesswatch.co.uk for more details.
The February newsletter can be downloaded here
25 January 2019: CCTV images released in connection with armed robbery at Co-op, Heathcote, Warwick
23 January 2019: Counter Terrorism Policing launches eight-week - Communities Defeat Terrorism’ cinema advertising campaign
Counter Terrorism Policing is launching an eight-week ‘Communities Defeat Terrorism’ cinema advertising campaign.
The terror threat remains high, and with record-numbers of live investigations involving some 3,000 individuals posing the greatest threats, the need for public information to help keep communities safe has never been higher.
This latest campaign aims to increase awareness of the enduring threat whilst highlighting what the public should look out for and how to report their concerns via gov.uk/ACT.
Aimed at a cinema audience, and designed to run during the trailers, the 60-second film will feature bespoke, localised calls to action in an effort to fully resonate with the viewers. Using cinema to deliver the campaign ensures the message is received with fewer distractions, more impact and to more hard to reach audiences, including younger people.
120 cinemas in nine regions across England, Wales and Scotland will showcase the film. The average cinema attendance in the UK across January and February is roughly 30million. This advert will hopefully be seen by hundreds of thousands of people who will then be better prepared to help police protect the UK against terrorism.
We are inviting partners and stakeholders to promote the campaign and encourage the public to report suspicious activity.
4 December 2018: Christmas Mesage from Warwickshire Police
Don't risk a drink drive conviction this Christmas
Motorists across Warwickshire are today being reminded of the dangers of driving under the influence of drink or drugs during the festive period.
With the season of festivities nearly underway Warwickshire Police are launching a publicity and enforcement campaign to raise awareness of the issues around drink and drug driving. The topic is being highlighted across social media and local radio advertising will be taking place across the region. Increased enforcement activity from police officers across Warwickshire will also be in place.
There is no foolproof way of calculating how much you can drink and remain under the limit, or knowing how much an individual person can drink and still drive safely. Importantly, it is hard to calculate how long alcohol may stay in your body if you are driving the morning after so the safest option if you are driving is to drink no alcohol at all. There are plenty of alternatives available with public transport, taxis and sharing designated drivers. Pedestrians are also being encouraged to stay safe during the festive season and to plan safe routes home and to drink responsibly.
Figures indicate that, over the past 3 years, 10 people were killed and 80 seriously injured in Warwickshire following collisions where drink or drugs were recorded as a contributory factor.
The campaign supports the month long winter drink drive campaign (starting 1st December) by the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC). Police forces throughout the UK will be working hard throughout December to make sure the roads are safe for everyone this Christmas and Warwickshire Police will certainly be no exception to this. Enforcing the drink and drug drive law is a 24/7 commitment for Warwickshire Police and to reflect this police officers will be enforcing at all times of the day and night.
Assistant Chief Constable Alex Franklin-Smith for Warwickshire Police comments: "There are still people out there who feel they can gamble with drinking and driving and think they know how much the limit is but the simple fact is, there is only one way of being sure that you are safe to drive and that is not to drink at all. Any amount of alcohol affects your ability to drive. Worryingly, and despite many warnings over the years about the dangers of drink/drug driving, there are still far too many reckless drivers ignoring the devastating consequences. Alcohol and drugs both affect your ability to judge speed and distances accurately and slow down your reaction time. We're urging people to think hard about the consequences that a collision and a conviction could lead to".
6 November 2018: WRCI Board Meeting on 21 November 2018
The next WRCI Board meeeting is on 21 November 2018. Members are invited to attend. If you wish to attend please email your area administrator.
page for email address.
4 November 2018: Appeal after robbery at shop in Nuneaton
Detectives are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward following a robbery at a shop in Nuneaton.
The incident happened between 10.39pm and 10.59pm on Sunday 4 November at the One Stop in Weddington Road.
4 November 2018: Police are appealing for witnesses after an armed robbery in Rugby.
The robbery happened at around 5.50am Sunday 4 November at the One Stop Convenience Store in Frobisher Road.
22 October 2018: Robbery at One Stop shop in Wellesbourne
Police are appealing for information after a robbery at The One Stop in Newbold Road, Wellesbourne.
The incident occurred at around 6.00am today.
11 September 2018: Business Crime Reduction Partnerships launch new website
The Business Crime Reduction Partnerships has launched their new website
following the reconstitution of this organisation. WRCI is a member.
The National Association of Business Crime Partnerships [NABCP] is the umbrella body representing BCRPs at a national level. It seeks to promote the concept of BCRPs to local and national government and to increase the collective effectiveness of the hundreds of schemes across the country by lobbying for greater resources and influence.
The site has numerous resources including a news
The first newsletter can be read here