Physical Security

We offer free advice to businesses when planning and reviewing their security requirements via seminars, workshops and in-house training designed for specific business sectors.

Our Security Team patrol the BID footprint 7 days a week

Victoria BID Security Team

Each day a team of four security officers, equipped with radios and body worn cameras, patrol the BID footprint dealing with low-level crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB)

  • Monthly joint operations have been established between the Metropolitan Police, Westminster City Council Inspectors and VBID Security to tackle anti-social behaviour
  • The BID Security officers collected intelligence which is passed on to the Metropolitan Police under our Information Sharing Agreement for counter-drug and illegal immigration operations

Crime Prevention Seminars & Materials

The BID works closely with Metropolitan Police (MPS) and British Transport Police (BTP) and hosts crime prevention surgeries in partnership.

  • Over the past year 1,200 crime prevention items have been distributed via BTP and MPS engagements in the area including anti-skimming card defenders and personal alarms.
  • 10 regular cycle safety events have also been held with BTP & MPS

Overt patrols

The Victoria BID supports high visibility uniformed patrols and multi-agency operations using specialist police and council units to combat crime trends and travelling criminal gangs.

Community Intervention Team

The Community Intervention Team (CIT) is a dedicated daytime street engagement team, funded by the BID and run through The Passage, consisting of three experienced outreach workers that cover the BID footprint. The team look for, and support, individuals rough sleeping in the area in order for them to move away from being involved in detrimental street activity and find a route off the street, in close collaboration with local homelessness services. Those who are bedded down in the area are invited into the Passage Resource Centre to be assessed and to get their basic needs met.

  • Over the past year the CIT had over 2300 encounters with over 280 clients. 44% of individuals the team only met once meaning 126 individuals were either taken into accommodation, signposted into other services or started interacting with The Passage

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Physical Security contact

Chris Tsikolis
Head of Security & Business Resilience

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