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NBCC launches national Safer Business Action Week to target business crime

NBCC launches 2024 national Safer Business Action Week to target business crime

The National Business Crime Centre (NBCC) is pleased to confirm that the 2024 Safer Business Action Week is due to be held in October with police and partners across the country joining together to tackle business crime in their communities.

The SABA Week will start on Monday 14th October and will involve Business Reductions Partnerships (BCRPs) , Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) and the the private security industry working with local police forces to deliver a focussed operation with joint patrols, the targeted intervention of offenders and a range of crime prevention activity including raising awareness of the local issues with the general public.

Supt Patrick Holdaway, lead for the NBCC said: “The week of action is coordinated nationally but it very much focussed on local crime and ASB issues impacting retail and other businesses in the community. It is as much about engaging with businesses and the public as it is about identifying and catching prolific offenders. Last year’s week of action saw some fantastic results in targeting those who cause the most harm to businesses and also in building ongoing relationships between business, partners and the police.”

Bespoke branding has been created for police forces and partners to use to promote their involvement in the week, and the NBCC will be supporting with planning and marketing all of the various activities taking place. The Communications Toolkit with links to the branding can be downloaded here: 

Safer Business Action (SaBA) Week Communications Guidance

The NBCC are keen to get businesses supporting their local police force during the week and have prepared a guide to highlight the week and provide suggestions as to how they can get involed. 

Safer Business Action Week - Partner Guide 

Businesses trading on high streets and town centres are also encouraged to get involved and display the ShopKind messaging in their stores. All the ShopKind materials are free to down here.

Edward Woodall, ShopKind campaign co-ordinator said: “We encourage all businesses to get behind the national week of action and share messages with their customers and colleagues about ShopKind”

The NBCC social media channels on LinkedIn and Twitter will have updates of the activity taking place throughout the week.