Worcester BID

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Store Detective

A part-time dedicated store detective has been involved in 425 incidents of retail stock loss and recovered at least £46,000 in stolen goods in the fifth year of the BID (2014/15). The detection rate for incidents relating to CityNet members was 92%, and just 32% for non-members thus proving the value of membership.

The detective is funded by the BID and is linked to the CityNet radio scheme. They roam around the city centre and liaise closely with the Police, CityNet staff and security staff from the retailers themselves.

To book a consultation or visit of the store detective, please contact the CityNet team on 01905 731612 or email info@worcesterbid.com.


“The store detective has proved to be invaluable to us, advising on loss prevention, assisting with offender identification and giving back up when we’ve had to deal with offenders in store. Has always been quick in response and professional in actions. Having back up like this is crucial for the confidence and security of our sales staff. Always pleasant, approachable and efficient.” Tim Evans – Owner of Toys and Games of Worcester (2018)

“Performs responsibilities & duties to a very high standard. Every effort is made to reduce theft from retail stores within the city. My store is always supported with any training requirements that we have. I feel that I always receive full support wherever I need this in my store. You are an asset to the city’s loss prevention team, Thank you!” Julie Greaves- Deputy Manager Next Worcester (2018)