The annual award for the ‘Most Outstanding Detections’ was won by Asda at The Beehive. Asda were presented with the CAMBAC Shield to keep for a year and a certificate from Cambs Constabulary, signed by Chief Inspector Dave Sargent plus the prize of a large box of chocs from last year’s winners, Total Security at Boots Petty Cury.
Barry Fowles, Asda Deputy Store Manager, was delighted to accept the award: ‘At Asda we all take shoplifting very seriously. The security team work extremely hard to deter and detect theft. We are pleased to accept this reward and its recognition to all of the team who assist in our fight against retail crime. Congratulations to all staff involved.’ PCSO John Carter said: ‘As the local Officer for Petersfield, which incorporates the Beehive Centre, I was thrilled to hear that Asda had won this year’s CAMBAC shield We work very closely with all our CAMBAC members and I have always had a special relationship with all of the team at Asda. I would like to congratulate all staff involved for their thoroughly positive approach to crime prevention and first and foremost for their professionalism.’ The prize was kindly donated by Total Security and their Area Manager, Alan Brown added: ‘As a company, we are pleased to present this year’s prize as we support all security teams in preventing and detecting crime in the retail area.’
Boots were pipped at the post by Asda but Alan assures me that his team will regain the shield for 2012!