Alert Business Crime Reduction Scheme


The ALERT scheme is a business crime reduction initiative that enables retailers to minimise stock loss and helps leisure operators reduce anti-social behaviour by sharing information by radio, the DISC website, and the DISC App.

Click here to read about the benefits of the scheme.

DISC - The FREE secure online information sharing system

The Database & Intranet for Safer Communities (DISC) is a secure online information sharing and exchange system for crime reduction within the business and retail community and is available free within Norwich city centre.

The system aims to reduce crime through the sharing of information and is successfully used by over 140 towns and cities in the UK, including 30 BIDs. DISC is centrally managed and continually updated by Norwich BID to offer great features and benefits including:

  • FREE to all city centre businesses. 
  • The DISC Intranet - A secure members-only website to access information, and submit reports to the group's administrator.  There are separate groups for day and night-time businesses.
  • The DISC e-newsletter - Provides updates and key information to all members.
  • 24/7 Access - Allows members to report and access information 24/7.
  • A mobile app for iOS and Android, which allows you to access information including offender galleries, news, alerts, documents, upcoming events, ID-sought images etc.

Click here to sign up to the scheme

Digital Radio

The BID operates this scheme in the city centre. It provides a secure link for those BID members that sign up to it and to the police and CCTV control room. It is a valuable tool for sharing information on incidents of crime, anti-social behaviour and potential offenders. There are currently over 100 radio users.

Click here to sign up to the scheme


Exclusion Notice Scheme

To ensure that people have an enjoyable experience when they come into the city the BID operates an Exclusion Notice scheme. This excludes those prolific offenders in one establishment from visiting all other establishments in the city centre, which sends out a strong zero tolerance message.

Click here to sign up to the scheme


Purple Flag

Purple Flag accreditation indicates that Norwich city centre is a great, safe and vibrant place for a night out. The BID leads on securing this accreditation, working in partnership with organisations such as Late Night Norwich and the Police.

There are a number of activities organised by the Norwich BID that help the city achieve Purple Flag status.

Click here for more information on Purple Flag 


If you want more information on these initiatives please contact Martin Blackwell, Head of Operations or call 01603 559571.

Norfolk Constab

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