To help protect BID levy payers who have closed temporarily, we have introduced a roaming BID security team to help monitor your premises and buildings.
During the Coronavirus pandemic, our mobile guarding team will operate in two vehicles from midnight to 6.00am, seven days a week. The team will use the city centre radio network to maintain direct communication with the Council's CCTV control room if police assistance is required.
If your venue is closed or is planning to close please get in touch with the BID's Operations Manager Darren Hendleman. This will help us to prioritise the patrol route.
We are launching this service today (23 March 2020) as an additional measure to deter criminal activity during these challenging times.
Review your own security
Although there are no indicators suggesting an increase in criminality, there are some easy and reasonable measures that can be taken to assist retailers, business managers and office managers in the current situation.
Our BID Police Sergeant Matthew Burdett can offer advice around other options including upgrading locks and windows, installing alarms or using deterrents such as additional fencing, dummy cameras and more lighting in dark areas.
Seven-day access to the BID Police Sergeant
Sergeant Matthew Burdett will be available to our businesses seven days a week during the COVID-19 outbreak. He is contactable daily for help and advice. (If you require a police response to a crime, you must still contact 101 or 999 depending on the circumstances.)
Our Street Rangers continue to sanitise areas affected by rough sleeper detritus to help manage contagion seven days a week. Our phone line is manned Monday - Friday from 9am to 5.30pm. 0114 339 2015. Alternatively please email firstname.lastname@example.org seven days a week between 9am and 9pm.
Please stay safe.
Sheffield BID Manager