Crime Reduction and Anti-Terrorism Updates and Resources from the Met Police
Useful guidance on reporting a crime and maximising the chances of successful resolution and prosecution
The following is a summary of some useful resources by the Met Police and National Business Crime Centre
1. Reporting crime and maximising the chances of successful Police action
ALL crime should be reported since it is logged and added to the statistics and patterns of crime in an area, even if the Police cannot dedicated resources to investigate fully, given that they have finite resources and need good quality evidence.
We've been given useful guidance on how crime should be reported in order that the Police can have the information they need to pursue an incident.
Firstly, the following factors will be taken in to account by the assessing officers, whose job it is to determine how likely it is that a crime can be solved and a prosecution made:
a) The willingness of the victim to prosecute;
b) The witness/victim's ability to identify the suspect, e.g., if they are known personally or if there is CCTV footage or other evidence;
c) The value associated to the crime, which is not necessarily monetary value. It could be personal harm or suffering of the victim/s, especially if individuals affected are vulnerable or likely to face a re[peat of an offence;
d) The availability of CCTV footage of the crime;
e) The possibility and likelyhood of forensic leads being available. Forensic evidence is time-consuming to gather and a complex process;
Secondly, some key information is important when reporting a crime and the Police have produced a handy guide (detailed and one-page versions) which you can print off and display in a prominent area, or use as part of staff training Advice When Phoning The Police
Finally, there are three ways to report a crime:
999 - Emergencies
Online or call 101 - To report a crime that does not require an emergency response. https://www.met.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/
Anonymously - CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111 or online crimestoppers-uk.org
2. The ACT e-learning module provides guidance on how we can all contribute to Counter Terrorism activity.
Especially important if your business and staff undertake activity and operate in places, e.g., central London, airports and large venues, Govt premises, where there is heightened risk
You can find the link here: ACT Awareness e-learning Modules
3. You can also sign up for regular Communication and Security Updates from the Police here Cross-Sector Safety and Communications
The CSSC is a partnership between law enforcement agencies, local and national Givernment, and businesses.