News / 7th July 2021

Street Beat Update

As restrictions have lifted and footfall into the City Centre has dramatically increased, unfortunately so has anti-social behaviour. Members have been in contact with the BID, reporting similar concerns around increased drug use, retail crime and other issues.

As part of our objective to make the Linen Quarter more Safe and Secure, the BID funds a dedicated policing service for members to engage with directly. Those members who use the service find it extremely useful to have a key contact in the PSNI who works with local stakeholders to identify and solve problems. Our officers have excellent local knowledge and are aware of the issues many businesses are facing.

This month, our dedicated officer has addressed anti-social behaviour concerns raised by levy payers, carried out arrests and has ongoing dialogue with the BID to maintain safer streets.

Constable Chris Wallace can be contacted directly by any LQ member:

Constable Chris Wallace (Linen Quarter Street Beat)

Central NPT / Musgrave PSNI

Ext. 17158  Mob. 07585979301

Please note, this is not an emergency response service, and members should still contact 999 for emergencies. If you would like more information on Street Beat, please contact