Camberley security officers granted police powers

Seven security officers based in a Surrey town have been accredited with certain police powers for use within a zone around its shopping centre.

They will be able to intervene in suspected offences of theft, vandalism, minor disorder and underage drinking around The Mall in Camberley.

The security officers, who are employed by Vision Security Group, have been initially accredited for one year.

The powers were granted by Surrey Police's Chief Constable Mark Rowley.

It is hoped the initiative will reduce the level of crime and anti-social behaviour in the town centre.

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