Fully Funded (UKSPF) training for SME retail businesses trading in the Shropshire Council Local Authority area.

Shropshire Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with West Mercia Police, is running a ‘Retail loss prevention and management’ half day training session on Friday 8th March 2024, through their UKSPF Team Upskilling Programme.

The training will cover many practical areas, including the following:

  • Understanding police processes for a shoplifting investigation.
  • Preventative measures.
  • How to make complaint statements.
  • Learn about alternative ‘out of court disposals’ to investigations.
  • What is a ‘Civil Order’.
  • How to report retail crime to the police – best practice.
  • CCTV - the use of IT and facial recognition.
  • New ways of working collaboratively with the Police to deal with and combat retail theft.

For any enquiries, to confirm eligibility, or to book a place on this course, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Have your say… West Mercia Police want to hear about any concerns you may have regarding policing response to retail crime. Whether attending the event or not, have your say by completing the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KMZLCP2

PLEASE NOTE: Your business must be eligible, and you must complete a course registration form to attend.