1.Changes to processes 2.Operation Simul – longer term solutions through sustainable partnership working to reduce harm caused by retail crime 3.Established internal arrangements to continually review and develop a consistent approach 4.Communication and engagement Retail Theft (Supt Keith Fraser)
Metal Theft 1. Legislative changes (licensing and no cash for scrap) – Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 2. Partnership working 3. Action daysAction days
Business Robbery (Det Supt John Denley) 1. Numerous arrests to date and ongoing investigation into pattern of business robberies occurring on Western side of WMP 2. Cash in Transit well established ‘Follow that Van’ and partnership work with industry 3. ATM security and ‘Banknote Watch’ event Monday 17 th May
Making off without payment (Ch Insp Andy Beard) 1.Operation Kadence a) Tamper-proof number plates b) Forecourt Partnerships 2.Decommissioned Police vehicles on garage forecourts 3.Implementation of WMP fuel cards.
Fraud (Det Ch Insp Adrian Atherley) Fraud Crime is growing in it’s complexity, diversifying in it’s nature and spreading it’s reach across the UK and globally Forms part of National Serious and Organised Crime Strategy and part of Strategic Policing Requirement Launch of Regional Fraud Team in December 2013 West Midlands Police Economic Crime Unit www.midlandsfraudforum.co.uk www.fraudadvisorypanel.org ‘Keeping Your Business in Business’ Action Fraud – www.actionfraud.police.ukwww.actionfraud.police.uk
Cyber Crime (Ch Supt Steve Graham) National Crime Agency – www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.ukwww.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk Raising awareness of Cyber threats Educating frontline officers in the investigative opportunities around Cyber Crime Publicising good practice around making you and your business safer, such as Get Safe Online
WMP Crime Reduction Team (Det Sgt Andy Gregory) Facewatch WMP Crime Reduction House ‘Keeping Your Business in Business’ Handbook Partnership work with directors of planning and planning departments across the seven West Midlands Local Authorities
www.businesscrimeforum.co.uk www.retailresearch.org www.west-midlands.police.uk www.midlandsfraudforum.co.uk www.fraudadvisorypanel.org www.actionfraud.police.uk www.facewatch.co.uk Useful Info