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Business Watch

Community Safety Officer Mike Rhodes with a Business Watch SignA partnership approach to business security where neighbouring companies work together to devise and implement a crime prevention strategy for their area.

Run as a partnership between the Police, the Council and local businesses, member companies work together to forge closer relations with the police and develop joint crime reducing initiatives which would be impractical for companies to do separately. Improved communications aided by regular meetings and a multi-faxing facility enable scheme members to share information and keep abreast of crime trends and crime problems in their area.

The scheme was initially funded solely through the Single Regeneration Budget and was restricted to companies situated within a part of the borough known as the Tame Valley. The Council in its commitment to supporting local businesses and to reducing crime has ensured that resources are available to support existing schemes and assist in the development of new ones throughout the whole of the borough. Works carried out within four existing Business Watch areas including CCTV and fencing schemes has dramatically improved crime prevention measures and reduced the incidence of crime.

For further details see Tameside Business Security Guide or contact: