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Business intelligence to tackle crime


PCC Sue Mountstevens

‘Harnessing business intelligence to tackle crime’ was the one of the key messages this week at Mendip Business Exchange, a popular networking event chaired by Strode College and sponsored by Mendip District Council.

Guest speaker, Police Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens met with more than 50 businesses at the Bath & West Showground, to provide an insight into the role of a PCC, and the challenges and aspirations for the Avon & Somerset Constabulary over the coming months. 

Formerly a director of Mountstevens Bakeries, a family business, Ms Mountstevens emphasised that crimes against business are not ‘victimless’, and that they can cause extensive difficulties, particularly for small businesses and in the wider economy. 

Highlighting a range of local initiatives from road safety improvements, to tackling cyber crime, Ms Mountstevens, said “Crimes against business sometimes go unreported for a variety of reasons, however without this intelligence, we may miss out on information which could help to tackle criminal activity taking place over a wider area.”

“By reporting all crimes, not only do we build a better picture of the resources needed to tackle problems, particularly in rural areas, but also you may help to support other local businesses from future harm.”

For information about future Mendip Business Exchange events, please contact Yasmin Collins at Strode College by emailing ycollins@strode-college.ac.uk


Posted on Friday 9th May 2014
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