Protecting your Business
The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is committed to improving engagement with business communities in London.
The business crime hub coordinates strategic engagement between our internal departments, partners and businesses supporting business communities to reduce crime.
Working in partnership with the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) to deliver their Business Crime Strategy , we aim to provide practical advice on:
- How to prevent businesses becoming victims of crime
- Setting up business partnerships and schemes to prevent and reduce business crime
- Where to obtain further advice and information to assist businesses and business communities
Setting up business partnerships and schemes
Crime and the fear of crime can impact on the profitability of your business. By joining a partnership it will help you to reduce shoplifting, anti-social behaviour and theft from your customers
Because retail premises are classed as a 'work place' there is a requirement under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to provide a risk assessment. The purpose of an assessment is to establish and mitigate the risk of violence to your staff.
Advice to businesses
This information is intended to support small businesses and retailers and give them some useful tips to help them reduce the risk of crime and Anti Social Behaviour at their premises.
Contact our 'Design Out Crime Officers'
CCTV can be a valuable tool to help identify some problems and criminals however it does not prevent a crime occurring and it does have limitations.
More than 17 million visitors came to London last year to enjoy many of the world class restaurants, attractions and events that the city has to offer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Employer Supported Policing (ESP)
Confidence, decisiveness, leadership ability – those are hugely valuable qualities for any employee to have.
Preparing for Events
You can help to protect your premises by taking a few sensible precautions. The following points are a list of considerations and are by no means exhaustive.