The safety and security of everyone that lives, works and visits Waterloo remains a core priority of the BID. Our specialist security team is headed by our BID Security Manager, Karol Doherty, who works closely with security partners and member businesses to reduce crime and improve safety.

Our security patrol works two days a week (Thurs/Fri) engaging with businesses, adding them to security Whatsapp groups, sharing crime and security information, and informing businesses of local crime trends. They are a friendly and approachable presence for businesses and visitors alike.

We also host the Waterloo Crime and Security Forum with businesses from across the BID area, as well as our Met Police partners, British Transport Police, Outreach workers and other security partners. Here we provide information regarding known offenders in the area, discuss crime and security issues and work with our partners to resolve them.

Lastly, we provide free training for local businesses, including Counter Terrorism training, Situational Awareness, First Aid, Incident Reporting and Crowded Places Guidance. Contact Karol for further information about the above services.

Report an incident to our security team here

Licensing SAVI (Security and Vulnerability Initiative)

WeAreWaterloo has teamed up with Licensing SAVI: a confidential self-assessment tool designed to help the owners and operators of licensed premises provide a safer and more secure environment for their managers, staff, customers and local communities. It does this by providing personalised advice and recommendations alongside the four licensing objectives.

Developed at the request of the Home Office and backed by the National Police Chiefs’ Council, Licensing SAVI seeks to reduce the risk of crime, help raise standards in licensed premises and provide consistent licensing information across England and Wales. The Licensing SAVI self-assessment provides definitive information on effective management practices and operational security as well as some practical examples, which some licensed premises may not have considered before.

Additionally, venues that complete the self-assessment will receive a star-rating and can then apply for Licensing SAVI accreditation which will show their star-rating and can be displayed in their premises and used for general marketing purposes.

WeAreWaterloo will subsidise 50% of the cost for your businesses to be able to take up the opportunity of accreditation – meaning the total cost is only £50. For more information or to sign up please contact karol@wearewaterloo.co.uk