What is Facewatch?

Facewatch is a secure online crime reporting and networking environment.

Facewatch enables businesses, public and police to tackle low-level crime by sharing images within groups for the prevention of crime and by submitting digital evidence files to the police to help solve crimes.

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Is Facewatch For Me?

Facewatch enables your business to report incidents quickly and share information with other businesses in your local community and with your local police.

Anyone can become a victim of crime therefore everyone benefits from a system that helps make communities safer and protects business profits.

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Facewatch joins Crowdcube!

We are pleased to announce that Facewatch is now live and fundraising on Crowdcube! Our aim is to raise £500,000 through the Crowdcube site to further our development in the great work being done to tackle crime. We have chosen to raise part of our current funding through Crowdcube because we felt that it would resonate with the general public – a...


We've Re-branded!

Facewatch is nearly five years old and as our company grows and develops and with 2015 fast approaching, we agreed it was time for a re-fresh of our branding... ... and we're delighted with the results! A great deal of thought and input from the team brought us to our final design, and we hope you agree that the new branding, in whichever format it...


Facewatch announces online crime reporting partnership with Mitie

Facewatch has announced a strategic partnership with Mitie, the FTSE 250 strategic outsourcing company which will see Mitie take control of the entire crime reporting process on behalf of Facewatch customers. Using Mitec, Mitie’s hi-tech security hub, analysts will be able to review CCTV footage, prepare incident reports, and develop evidential packs ...



“Excellent technology for fighting crime, reducing bureaucracy and saving time.”

Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan Howe, Metropolitan Police Service


“We were greatly impressed with how Facewatch achieves the capture and provision of CCTV evidence to the police. It is apparent how this has had an impact on the prevention of crime and has great potential in further tackling offending. Facewatch really involves harnessing the technology's potential, for the benefit of the victims of crime, and for the effective investigation and prosecution of offences on their behalf.”

Alison Saunders, Chief Crown Prosecutor, CPS London


“I am hugely impressed. Facewatch is hardly rocket science: it’s basically a web-based crime report form. Yet it’s so clever it represents a big advance in policing, in recruiting public involvement, and in crime deterrence, detection and prevention.”

Nick Ross, Crimewatch and Jill Dando Institute


Facewatch enables you to report crimes online, with moving and still CCTV images, directly to the police in a format that is approved and actionable by the receiving force.

Facewatch is now available through selected Monitoring Stations. Simply call your chosen provider who will report the crime, with all available CCTV evidence, to the police and you will be kept fully informed through the system. This service saves your staff time, enabling them to concentrate on your customers.

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Facewatch can be used by local and Corporate Groups to reduce crime through effective collaboration. Locally administered groups such as Business Crime Reduction Partnerships are encouraged to use the DISC system which is now linked to Facewatch and provides a very simple platform for sharing images.

Groups provide a community network that can allow easy sharing of intelligence between businesses.

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Facewatch is an on-line crime-reporting tool that saves police time and effort in collecting evidence.

Facewatch enables you to access low-level crime reports instantly from businesses in your force area. You can view the CCTV evidence online, print MG11 witness statements and collaborate online with members of the business community to reduce crime and the impact of crime.

Facewatch empowers businesses to prevent crime by the efficient sharing of images and information.

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