This is a successful 'prevention first' crime initiative was launched in 2015 by Inner City Wellington in partnership with Police and Wellington City Council and now has over 250 members. Initially covering Cuba Street only it soon spread throughout the CBD and beyond as retailers were quick to realise its benefits in reducing store theft and enhancing the safety among the retail community.
The closed communication network allows businesses to share critical information on shoplifters and anti-social behaviour in real time via text or email. Membership is free and there are added advantages such as the theft prevention workshops and regular updates from Police on persons of interest and crime statistics.
To join up simply email firstname.lastname@example.org .