THE launch of a business crime strategy has been welcomed.
The Hampshire Federation of Small Businesses says the county’s police have made a ‘very positive commitment’ introducing the move.
The strategy has been prepared in recognition that crime against business has major implications, affecting the community and economy.
Its aim is to provide a better understanding of the impact of business crime, to increase the business community’s confidence in the police and to improve intelligence and crime prevention by increasing local interaction and engagement with businesses.
David Springer, Hampshire FSB business crime spokesman, said: ‘We are delighted to continue to work with Hampshire Constabulary and the police and crime commissioner to raise awareness and to ensure that business crime is on the local police agenda.’