Grimsby Retailers In Partnership

Grimsby Retailers In Partnership (GRIP) is the town centre’s Business Crime Reduction Partnership. Working closely with the business community, Humberside Police and North East Lincolnshire Council the organisation deals with issues of crime and disorder within the main shopping area of the town centre.

GRIP’s  aim is to maintain a safe, economically vibrant town centre, creating a pleasant place to live, work and socialise. We work with businesses helping them to prevent crime, as well as implementing many crime reduction techniques.

Security Intelligence

The organisation operates a state-of-the-art digital radio network and secure password-protected website & app (DISC) which provides accurate intelligence and up-to-date images of individuals offending in the area. This helps with the apprehension and prosecution of offenders, aims to reduce anti-social behaviour and remove or exclude persistent thieves and troublemakers.


Membership of GRIP costs just £5 per week payable quarterly or annually and provides your business with an essential tool kit to add to your own crime prevention efforts.

GRIP Quarterly



GRIP Annually




Direct Contact with Police

Direct contact with police officers carrying GRIP radios operating across the town centre

Website Access

State of the art, password-protected website providing accurate intelligence and up-to-date images of offenders

Mobile Access

Mobile app for Apple and Android phones which allows password-protected access to intelligence via your smart phone device

Crime Data Sharing

Unique data sharing agreement between GRIP members and Humberside Police

Reduce Crime and Increase Profitability

Increased profitability by reducing crime, the fear of crime, stock losses and anti-social behaviour

Members Only Meetings and E-newsletters

Quarterly business crime reduction meetings for GRIP members. Regular GRIP member e-newsletter

Crime Reduction Training

Crime reduction training in partnership with Humberside Police, E Factor and NELC Safer Communities partners

Tax Deductable

Tax benefit – GRIP membership fees are tax deductible as a legitimate business expense

Crime Prevention Training

Crime prevention training

Direct Communications

A digital radio handset is supplied as part of GRIP membership to link you to other businesses in the area, Freshney Place Shopping Centre, Humberside Police officers on the ground and an indirect link to town centre CCTV. Additional handsets can be hired at £65 per quarter (£5 per week).

Shared Intelligence

 A password-protected DISC website and app is also accessible providing accurate intelligence, alerts and up to date images of all known offenders. Access is included with the annual membership fee.

Intelligence Meetings


The BCRP holds regular intelligence meetings for businesses creating a forum for members to get the latest offender intelligence, crime alerts and GRIP updates. These may be held on-line or in smaller working groups due to the guidance relevant at the time to protect against Covid-19. We will also share information from other areas received via GRIP’s membership of the National Association of Business Crime Partnerships.


Regular training sessions arranged by GRIP in conjunction with partner agencies such as Humberside Police include radio training, crime prevention, counter terrorism and first aid. These may be held on-line or in smaller working groups due to the guidance relevant at the time to protect against Covid-19.

Disc – the online information-sharing system for crime reduction

GRIP Members DISC access

Login here for state of the art, members only intelligence.