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Operations Community

In a period of squeezed margins and pressures on police resources, managing crime and security - primarily violence and abuse against staff - becomes ever more challenging.

The Operations Community leads the BRC’s work on crime and security, with members working together and with the Government and leading experts to better understand and resolve the key crime issues facing the industry.


Members

  • Operations Directors
 
  • Head of Security and Profit Protection
 
  • Directors of Retail
 
  • Regional Managers
 
  • Loss Prevention Directors/Managers
 

Goal

 

priority

     
Protect retail colleagues and companies   Secure improved law enforcement and prioritisation of response to violence and abuse

 Delivering for members 

  • Benchmarking data for members and shaping the debate in the media, Parliament and beyond on the costs and implications of crime
  • Pressing for specific worker protection legislation
  • Successfully pressing for the publication of force level fraud data with a view to driving up performance
  • Co-Chairing the National Retail Crime Steering Group, with Home Office Ministers, which is delivering the BRC-developed strategy on violence and abuse
  • Participating in the Joint Fraud Taskforce, shaping the Government’s fraud thinking and action around retail priorities

Community Manager

   

James Martin //
Crime, Security and risk Policy advisor

     

James joined the BRC after more than a decade in Whitehall, leading significant policy reform programmes in a variety of senior roles, including responsibility for policy and legislation governing spend of £650million per annum.

Contact James by email.

 

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