YEAR 1 HIGHLIGHTS – Safety & Security

YEAR 1 HIGHLIGHTS – Safety & Security

The BID funded City Protection Officers (CPOs) have a very visible presence in the City, have formed close links with the police and known trouble spots. They help with a huge number of anti-social incidents as well as more serious matters. The BID also funds and...
CPOs at work in Gloucester

CPOs at work in Gloucester

On a daily basis the CPOs are dealing with a wide range of issues from lost children to fly-tipping and shoplifters to street drinkers. We are getting feedback from shops to say their stock loss has reduced and the prolific shoplifters are very frustrated at being...
Waving the purple flag for safe nights

Waving the purple flag for safe nights

Gloucester could soon be joining neighbours Cheltenham and Bristol in being recognised with a national safety award. The Purple Flag is awarded to cities or towns that show that they have a safe and thriving night-time economy, based on the following criteria:...
City Protection Officers impress in pilot project

City Protection Officers impress in pilot project

Gloucester’s new City Protection Officer (CPOs) are becoming a recognisable sight in Gloucester city centre, and have hit the ground running in a trial organised and funded by the Gloucester Business Improvement District (BID) with the support from the Police and...
City Protection Officers

City Protection Officers

It is intended to deploy City Protection Officers (CPO’S) to provide a highly-visible uniformed presence that contributes to maintaining and improving community safety for businesses, their staff, customers, residents and visitors to the city. They will provide cover...