Image of police engaging with a re-enactment group dressed in Anglo-Saxon costume.

Police engaging with re-enactors to raise awareness of heritage crime. © Historic England
Police engaging with re-enactors to raise awareness of heritage crime. © Historic England

Alliance to Reduce Heritage Crime (ARCH)

Launched in 2011, the Alliance to Reduce Crime against Heritage (ARCH), is a voluntary national network which takes forward initiatives to tackle heritage crime and galvanise local action as part of the Heritage Crime Programme.

The overriding objective of the group is to reduce the amount of crime that causes damage to or interferes with the enjoyment of heritage assets in England.

Members of ARCH have a shared interest in preventing and seeing effective enforcement of heritage crime. Through conferences and training events, the group is a means of discussing priorities, sharing information about heritage crime, carrying out training, highlighting best practice and making local contacts.

If you would like to find out more, please contact Mark Harrison, our Head of Heritage Crime and Policing Advice using the details below.

Heritage Watch launches in Cheshire Copyright Cheshire West and Chester Council
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