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Horsham Shop Watch

Horsham Shop Watch is a crime prevention scheme facilitated by Sussex Police. It covers all of Horsham District, and there is a radio scheme for Horsham Town Centre shops and pubs.

Members use a secure web-based system called SIRCS to record and share information about individuals suspected of or convicted of retail crime including those who threaten or are violent towards staff.

SIRCS is a system used by Sussex Police but it doesn't replace the need to contact the police if an incident is taking place, nor to report the crime afterwards.

The benefits of joining Horsham Shop Watch scheme are:

  • Proactive crime prevention
  • Secure web-based communication
  • Increased employee security
  • Sharing local intelligence
  • Protecting your customers

Anybody can join Shop Watch. Please email Horsham Police at for details.