The police ward boundaries now align with Westminster City Council ward boundaries, and Victoria BID now sits across Vincent Square, St James’s and Knightsbridge and Belgravia.
Police regularly patrol Victoria
Broad reach across the community
- The Victoria Radio Link scheme of more than 100 local radios has been managed connecting businesses with the Metropolitan Police Service and British Transport Police. Radios are carried by the BID’s on-street teams and local police
- The Victoria Emergency Notification System (VENS), which was launched in January 2019, is now being used to keep Victoria’s thousands of visitors, commuters and workers informed in the event of a major incident. Business Members can receive critical information from trusted sources and decide how to better protect their assets and recover. More information can be found below.
Multi-agency initiatives bring together enforcement agencies to reduce crime and improve community confidence. Operations range from high-profile enforcement events to covert serious organised crime initiatives which leave no stone unturned in Victoria. Victoria BID funds professional specialist equipment and technology.
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 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.