Following successful implementations in Brighton and a recent launch in Eastbourne, Crawley has introduced its own team of Night Street Marshals to bolster safety and support in the town centre. Operational from 8 pm to 4 am on Friday and Saturday nights, these marshals are set to patrol key areas of Crawley Town Centre.
The initiative is designed to work hand in hand with police and key local partners, including Street Pastors, Security Industry Authority (SIA) licensed door staff at bars and clubs, and the Business Crime Reduction Partnership (BCRP). Together, they aim to create a safer night-time environment for residents and visitors alike.
Street Marshals will serve as a visible presence, identifying and assisting those who appear vulnerable, at risk of criminal activity, or in need of medical help. They act as a crucial link between the community and the police, enabling a swift response to incidents and ensuring the well-being of individuals during the town’s busiest nights.
This proactive approach to community safety reflects Crawley’s commitment to making the town centre a more secure and welcoming place for everyone. By extending support to those who might find themselves in vulnerable situations, Crawley aims to prevent crime and provide peace of mind for people enjoying the night-time economy.