New intelligent software being used in the fight against crime in Huddersfield is now being offered as a free trial to businesses in the town
Huddersfield police and the Huddersfield Partnership - an independent organisation which promotes business in the town - have praised the new DISC initiative, following its launch last year.
The intelligence software DISC (Database and Intranet for Safer Communities) aims to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, particularly theft from businesses.
It provides retailers, businesses, pubs and clubs with information about criminal activity in the town, and can send information to businesses in real time. Members can view galleries of individuals and receive alerts about people who are wanted.
The software comes in the form of an intranet, but alerts and notifications can be sent straight to a mobile device if it has email access.
The system can also be used to report incidents.
Partnership manager Karen Hobson said: “We have seen real benefits to the use of this software and it has been instrumental in helping the police apprehend a number of individuals. We now want to give businesses a free trial.” Usually, to access the DISC software, businesses need to become a member of Huddersfield Partnership.
But during March, local businesses can access the software for free.
Sgt Mandy Mellor said DISC has been a fantastic tool for the police to update shops and stores.
“It is great that we have other people who know the persistent offenders, and can be the eyes and ears for the police, notifying us of persons that are wanted etc.”
For more information, contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01484 480890.