Town turns tables on criminals with hi tech

Aylesbury is fighting back against crime – with the help of latest technology.

In co-operation with Thames Valley Police, the town will be launching DISC free software.

DISC allows businesses and communities to share information so they can better protect themselves and their property, staff, and customers.

The Thames Valley Business Crime Reduction Partnership will be launching the Aylesbury Shop Watch in the next few weeks.

All retailers are able to sign up for free and use the DISC software.

DISC allow members to:
• Find galleries of known offenders
• Submit incident reports and report new offenders
• Submit crime reports directly rather than through 101 (including statements)
• Send and receive instant messages and emailed alerts to other users about anything urgent/important
• Read alerts, important news and information about upcoming events
• Receive an automated weekly eNewsletter, summarising everything added to their DISC system.

DISC is already being used successfully in 18 other locations in the Thames Valley Area. The Aylesbury Shopwatch will connect to the other systems to share information to better identify offender.

Ideally they would like to get about 30 businesses interested and plan a launch date soon.

For more information, contact Gill Robson, Business Crime Co-ordinator on to confirm signing up and provide the names and email addresses of any staff who should have access to DISC when it is launched.