Linking Shops, Leisure, Bars and Restaurants in Darlington

New radios have been given to pubs and shops to help ensure the town centre is as a safe place to visit.

Darlington council’s CCTV team has taken over the day-to-day running of the radio communications scheme in the town, which works with Pub Watch and Shop Watch members to deter crime, shoplifting and anti-social behaviour (ASB).

The radios make it easier for businesses to contact each other and other services, such as CCTV and the police, if they see anything concerning.

Sergeant Matt Plumb, from Darlington Police, said: “The WatchSchemes have proven to be vital in ensuring information can be shared quickly and efficiently. The radios allow us to be promptly alerted to any unfolding incidents or suspected offenders in the town, allowing us to respond quicker, making the town a safer place for all.”

Read the full News Release here.