The business community plays a critical role in supporting the county and local communities through services and employment.
Warwickshire Business Watch has been created in partnership between the Warwickshire County Council Community Safety Team, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Warwickshire and Warwickshire Police. Its main aim is to provide a range of crime prevention information and advice to businesses, helping them to protect themselves from becoming victims of crime.
Community Safety partners in Warwickshire have a wide range of police and business contacts from which they use to identify emerging trends and build up relationships with various business communities to support with crime prevention and crime reduction.
Maintaining a central hub for data sharing that is recognised by the police and the business community as the most effective platform for gathering intelligence across Warwickshire.
Project is based on a two-way exchange of information. Bringing together information from across the business sector and combining it with police and public sector intelligence to help identify the scale of potential criminal threats.
Helping our members see the bigger picture and the full extent of the potential threat of prolific or persistent offenders, issuing alerts on trends and patterns to help all businesses better understand any potential risks and how they might use their resources to reduce them.
Being recognised for public-to-private data sharing, the Business Watch Project relies on exchanging intelligence for a more efficient solution to deterring crime that affect businesses in the area. Working in partnership with local authorities, partner agencies, businesses and groups of businesses, Business Watch acts as a single point of contact for all members, creating a safer business community across the county.
Funded through the Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Business Watch ensures to remain an independent, not-for-profit and impartial scheme for all businesses and relevant organisations.