Tynedale: Police help traders fight crime
Published at 07:37, Wednesday, 23 October 2013
POLICE crime prevention advisers are hitting the road to give security advice to Tynedale businesses.
And the initiative has the backing of Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird, who is urging traders to take up the offer.
Tynedale Businesses United Against Crime will promote crime prevention and security advice to businesses in the Tynedale area, focusing on counterfeit note detection, deterring shoplifting, security advice and money scams.
The advisers are visiting businesses across east and west Tynedale as part of engagement days organised by the neighbourhood policing teams in the area.
Crime prevention adviser Sandra Killeen said: “We know crime can have a massive impact on small businesses and want to be able to give them confidence to deal with issues which might turn up on their doorstep.
“I’ll be in the area with the neighbourhood officers speaking to local businesses and shops about these issues.”
The first of these engagement days was held in September, with visits to Stocksfield and Corbridge.
The visits will continue until the end of the year.
Businesses will be offered personal advice as well as stickers, posters and counterfeit note detector pens.
Corbridge trader and chairman of the village business and visitor network, Joyce Anderson, said: “The police are being very helpful in giving us crime prevention advice and helping us keep Tynedale a great place to visit.
“It’s reassuring to know that together we can tackle issues which can have such a massive impact on our business community.”
Business owners who want advice or information can contact Sandra Killeen on 101 ext 60291.
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