Business Crime January 2013
West Midlands Police and
Crime Commissioner Bob Jones places a high priority on reducing
business crime, as a driver for growth and employment. Only
by engaging with businesses can policing and community safety
activities be appropriately tailored.
The Police and Crime Commissioner held a Business Crime
Summit on Monday 28 January 2013, one in a series of consultation
and engagement meetings designed to support the development of the
first Police and Crime Plan.
The event was chaired by Paul Bennett, President of the Black
Country Chamber of Commerce, and included presentations from Mike
Williams (Chief Finance Officer, West Midlands Office for Policing
and Crime) and Chief Superintendent Sally Bourner (Force lead for
Business Crime). There was also a demonstration of the
Facewatch software application, which facilitates easy transfer of
CCTV information and crime reporting. Copies of Paul's
speech, Sally's presentation and the slides about Facewatch are
available to download.
Highlight of the evening was a short film setting out the West
Midlands Police response to key business crime issues:
Information on how the summit influenced the development of the
police and crime plan will be available soon.