Galashiels Safer Town Partnership won the award for their work making the town centre a safe place to shop.
Since it started 12 months ago, shoplifting has fallen by nearly 20%.
The scheme targets retail crime, including forged notes, shoplifting and fraud.
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Sunday's forecast for the Border region
Sunny spells to end Sunday and start Monday - then it's 'all change' with a quite unseasonal weather story into Tuesday