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Business watch schemes like ours have helped to improve security for thousands of companies, preventing business crime and reducing the ongoing cost of rising insurance premiums and damage repairs.
One of the most effective ways of fighting crime and ultimately reducing the financial impact is by working together with other business owners and ultimately your local police team.
New Forest Business Watch offers the opportunity to participate and get involved, the ability to share information, and increase awareness of the issues going on every day that impact on your business.
It provides an easy safe way to report suspicious activities you see without the fear of anyone else knowing. Intelligence is a key factor, “fore warned if fore armed” Investing in new security measures is costly, but by working together with our local policing team we have a better opportunity to share valuable information, which ultimately will protect your valuable assets.
New Forest Business Watch is operated and run by police volunteers in conjunction with our local Safer Neighborhood Team which has huge resources to help you protect your business.
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Welcome to Business Watch New Forest
I am delighted once again to be associated with the Business Watch New Forest initiative, I have the full support of my Police colleagues in various Constabularies. We all believe that much can be achieved in crime reduction through effective partnerships with local business owners and our community being a big part of this initiative. Having given hundreds of hours of my time with voluntary Police Service for Hampshire and Dorset Police I am keen to develop this great initiative even further.
Every year crime costs UK businesses millions of pounds not only in actual losses, but also in expenses incurred as a result of the actual incident. In many cases property is stolen, premises damaged and these losses whilst in most cases are insured result in heavier insurance premiums.
Crime is a risk to any business large or small this must be controlled as the implications can be far reaching. The security needs for any business will vary tremendously, and the principle responsibility for the protection of those industrial premises lies with the owner. What we are striving to create is a platform which will give very member opportunity to get involved in crime reduction for businesses within the New Forest.
There is no magic plan for successful security against business theft but constant vigilance is required to help combat crime. Business Watch New Forest is a scheme that will in time have a huge role to play in crime reduction. Our success relies heavily on local businesses taking an active role. We need you to play your part, become a member who is free and help us to help you. Good crime related intelligence is the key to detecting crime and arresting offenders. By giving each other this information we can create an effective deterrent. We have in place an information sharing protocol which allows registered members access to information not normally available to the public.
As we work hard to reduce crime in the New Forest, we feel sure initiatives such as business watch New Forest will help towards creating an area where people and their property are safe and where business can be grown without fear of crime.
Police Liaison Business Watch New Forest
How Do I Benefit?
Other New Forest Business Watch benefits include:
To encourage communication between members, and make decisive decisions
To increase crime prevention awareness, help each other
To stimulate the exchange of information between members, and our local police, the local authorities and other agencies participating in the business watch scheme (BWNF)
To promote crime prevention and increased standards for security
To provide an environment that is unattractive to criminals, prevent the opportunist thief from taking advantage
To share best business practice
To establish closer links between businesses and all agencies, not only Police but Councils and other watch schemes’ such as neighborhood watch, Pub watch, etc.
To realize the benefit of investment in security, before an event takes place
How Does New Forest Business Watch Work For You?
What Can I Do As a Business Watch New Forest Member?
• Regularly review procedures within your business, make effort to ensure that your property is adequately protected, train your staff, the more eyes and ears we have the bigger our intelligence data base becomes
DO I NEED TO BE CONCERENED LIVING IN NEW FOREST?
Then ask yourself about your business specifically: