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

Commercial Robbery

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

Contact our 'Design Out Crime Officers'


Hotel Security

Frequently Asked Questions

Employer Supported Policing (ESP)

Preparing for Events