Crackdown on business crime launched by Norfolk PCC at county show
Norfolk's Police and Crime Commissioner Lorne Green highlighted the need for businesses in the county to be protected from crime when he launched a new initiative last week.
He spoke about Norfolk being a place of "enterprise and opportunity" and for prosperity to continue, support must be given to the business community.
Businesses were asked to voice their concerns and views when the proposed Business Crime Strategy was launched at last week's Royal Norfolk Show.
Working closely with organisations such as Lynn's Business Improvement District, Norfolk Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Small Businesses was crucial, he said.
He said: “Business crime is something I personally feel very strongly about. I grew up living over and working in a small convenience store and saw and experienced the impact of business crime first hand.
“Norfolk is a county of enterprise and opportunity, where businesses of all sizes are helping to feed the country, making scientific breakthroughs, providing wonderful and memorable holidays and serving our needs for goods and services.
“For that to continue, businesses need to prosper and to prosper, they need protecting from crime. We are not in the midst of a business crime wave, but the nature of the challenges business faces is changing. Cybercrime is just one such challenge.
“I want to start an ongoing dialogue between Norfolk Constabulary and businesses across all sectors to improve the flow of intelligence and information, so new and emerging issues and concerns can be responded to swiftly and effectively.”