Hatfield shop watch

Shop watch

Hatfield Shop Safe radio scheme is a partnership between local retailers, Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, Herts Police, Resolve and other organisations.

The scheme tackles shoplifting and anti-social behaviour to reduce crime in the main shopping areas.

It provides instant communication between shops, CCTV control rooms and the Police about shoplifters or anyone acting in an anti-social manner.

The Radio Link:

  • Radios are located in over 32 shops reporting into a CCTV control room.
  • The partnership members are linked together with radios and all partners can communicate over the radios.
  • Create an environment where you no longer feel in isolation (especially if lone working) and can rely on the support from the rest of the partnership during a 'real time' crime problem.
  • You can request or offer help in an emergency situation.


CCTV can play a major part in crime prevention and detection.

  • Hatfield Town Centre has an increasing amount of CCTV cameras.
  • Combined with 'on the ground' radio information it can be used to track offenders and assist in their apprehension.

Join Hatfield shop watch

If you a retailer or business in Hatfield Town Centre and you would like more information or to join the scheme email info@hatfieldtown.co.uk.