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Police and business join forces to combat violent crime

News   •   Mar 09, 2018 16:23 GMT

Moped crime, acid attacks and the very latest in crime fighting technology are among the key topics being discussed by experts at a sold out conference organised by the Home Office-funded National Business Crime Centre (NBCC) on Monday, 12 March in London.

More than 200 business leaders, security professionals, representatives from local authorities and police forces, including the Metropolitan Police Service, are gathering together to share experiences and expertise in fighting crime. They will hear the latest advice on a diverse range of topics as diverse as the new data protection regulations to preventing acid and knife attacks.

The conference, entitled ‘Tackling Violence Against Business’ will feature speakers including Sir Craig Mackey, Deputy Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, and Jayne King, head of security at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and will be closed by Victoria Atkins MP.

Other experts from private industry and public bodies such as the Crown Prosecution Service will:

- Give advice on protecting lone workers, such as retail and reception staff;
- Demonstrate how conflict management can defuse potentially violent encounters;
- Advise how retailers can successfully and peacefully ‘’Challenge 25’’ to keep on the right side of licensing laws;
- How to ‘design out’ crime from businesses with better physical layouts;
- How the Health & Safety Executive sees the impact of violence at work.

The NBCC was formed in October 2017 to bring together police and businesses to learn, share and support each other to prevent and combat crime.

More information is available at the website:, where you can register for alerts and advice on national business crime trends and crime prevention initiatives.