RVSS requires participating companies to meet a set of requirements included in a 10-point Code of Practice, which includes a commitment to:
Lawfully share data and information with law enforcement
Train staff to identify and report suspicious behaviour
Appoint a recognised security contact
Only accept electronic payment for all or part of the transaction
Counter Terrorism Policing, National Coordinator for Protective Security, Chief Superintendent Nick Aldworth said:
The police work closely with Government, local authorities and businesses to look for new and innovative new ways to keep people safe. Officers from the Counter Terrorism Policing network have been working with industry and Government to support the development of a security culture within the vehicle hire industry.
The introduction of the scheme shows a real commitment by industry to increase the levels of security awareness, promote the reporting of suspicious behaviours, enhance security checks and encourage support for law enforcement activity against crime and terrorism across the industry. This can only be a positive thing when helping keep people safe.