Pawnbrokers across Gloucestershire – who are members of the National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) – are working positively with Gloucestershire Police in order to crack down on crime across the county.

At a special meeting between the NPA’s Gloucestershire members and the police, organised by the NPA and the office of the Gloucestershire Police and Crime Commissioner - it was agreed to further develop the excellent working relationship between the police and pawnbrokers. 

National Pawnbrokers Association’s South West Ambassador, Gracienne Jackson, says:

‘Our meeting at the New Inn, Gloucester was an important milestone in further developing the close co-operation between the county’s NPA members and the police. All of us want to crack down on criminals who try to defraud our industry and who are a menace to our communities.’

Gloucestershire Police’s Inspector, Steve Wood, says:

‘The event was a good opportunity for us to meet with pawnbrokers and discuss how we can work together to reduce criminal opportunity, particularly in relation to stolen property.’

Gloucestershire Police and Crime Commissioner, Martin Surl, says: 

‘Pawnbrokers have become as common a sight on the high street as banks. It is important to recognise that they offer a legitimate service and it is essential we work together to safeguard everyone concerned.’