West Mercia Police, with the support from their Police & Crime Commissioner John Campion, have invested in more Disc systems for the Telford area.
The latest system is support Madeley Town centre and joins stand-alone systems currently operating in Telford itself, Oakengates, Wellington and Dawley.
Disc is a unique crime information-sharing system that’s helping drive down low-level crime and antisocial behaviour (ASB) in more than 500 towns and cities across the UK. It empowers communities to ‘self-manage’ low-level crime and ASB, and enables police to work with them to deliver a new kind of effective, joined-up community policing. Each Disc implementation can link together into flexible networks to exchange crime and offender information locally, regionally or nationally.
Alexander Footman and his successor in post, Berwyn Pratt, have now overseen the implementation of a total of six Disc systems each deployed across a town in the Telford area.
Charlie Newman, Chief Executive of Littoralis says, “This is a great and effective way to deploy Disc across smaller towns. Using a single implementation to support individual local crime reduction schemes not only brings professional levels of management but also ensures that all-important data protection obligations are complied with.”
He continues, “This latest roll-out of the Disc system means that there are now no less than 14 Disc systems at work across the West Mercia policing area, the largest rural force in England & Wales. They join existing dual systems in Hereford, Shrewsbury and Oswestry, as well as the stand-alone systems in Bromsgrove, Worcester and the six systems across Telford . That’s a great achievement…congratulations to everyone involved!”