Hertfordshire’s Police & Crime Commissioner has launched a new initiative to help tackle crime against Hertfordshire’s businesses.
Commissioner David Lloyd has committed to developing a major new strategy to combat business crime and, in a first step has today (30th July), begun a survey of businesses across Hertfordshire to find out their needs and experiences.
While overall crime remains low, crime against businesses accounts for almost a quarter of all recorded offences in Hertfordshire. Commissioner Lloyd made it a key priority to tackle business crime in his Police and Crime Plan, Everybody’s Business.
Commissioner Lloyd said: “Hertfordshire is home to more than 50,000 businesses, large and small, and their success and is pivotal to the prosperity of this county. I understand the devastating effect that crime can have on business, both in the towns and rural areas, and I am committed to tackling it head-on.
“If you run a business of any size, from a large corporation to a sole trader, please help to protect the economic wellbeing, livelihoods and prosperity of people living across the county by taking part in this survey.
“Even if your business has never been targeted for crime, your views are essential to help shape the strategy and help put resources and expertise where they are needed most.”
The survey takes just several minutes to complete and will be open for responses until mid September 2014.
You can contact the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner by phone on 01707 806100 or write to the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire, Harpenden Police Station, 15 Vaughan Road, Harpenden, AL5 4GZ. You can also follow the Commissioner on Twitter @HertsPCC and find out more on his Facebook page: HertsPCC.