Any retailer within Douglas is eligible to join the Shopwatch scheme and attend, participate and vote at committee meetings as a member. Service sector businesses including hairdressers, cafes and beauticians are welcome to join.

In order to receive live warnings about shoplifters operating in Douglas, you will need to allocate one or more mobile phone numbers to the scheme database, either using personal phones of staff or a phone/phones dedicated to the store.

The fee for membership of Shopwatch is £25 per year which covers costs such as window stickers, stationery and administration and includes the cost of having 2 mobile phone numbers designated to the SMS service. Additional phone numbers can be registered to the SMS service at a cost of £5 per number per year.

All member stores will be provided with a portfolio of photographs of those with a Shopwatch ban. This must be kept in a private secure area which is not accessible to members of the public and staff members not authorised to see it.

IT IS VITAL TO THE FUTURE OF SHOPWATCH THAT ALL MEMBERS COMPLY FULLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE DATA PROTECTION ACT. Before being given the portfolio you will be fully briefed by a member of the Isle of Man Constabulary and provided with a copy of the 2015 Shopwatch Handbook

To become a member please complete this form and return with payment to the Douglas Development Partnership offices at the following address.

Douglas Development Partnership,
Suite B, Chesterfield House,
7 – 13 Victoria Street,
Isle of Man,

If you would like more information about Shopwatch please contact the Douglas Development Partnership on 696308.