Benefits to Business

Huntingdonshire Business Against Crime has two employees working exclusively to coordinate the scheme for its member businesses to deliver the following benefits:

What we have achieved so far

  • Reduced stock theft from business premises
  • Reduced the incidence of retail crime
  • Delivered intelligence information
  • Excluded persistent offenders from HBAC members’ premises
  • Protected staff from physical and verbal abuse
  • Monitored crime and anti-social behaviour incidents
  • Reduced the fear of crime
  • Reduced the fear of crime
  • Achieved the nationally recognised “Safer Business Award”
  • Created a safer environment to live, work, and shop

Important tools. See How HBAC Works

  • Free Access to DISC
  • Membership network of businesses
  • HBAC database to record crimes, incidents, and anti-social behaviour
  • Two way radios linking to members, police, and CCTV
  • Police photographs of known offenders
  • Exclusion Notices for HBAC members premises
  • Communication via meetings, newsletters and training
  • Promotional material
  • Media coverage

HBAC brings together networks and partnerships for its members

Here are just some of the HBAC partner organisations:

Cambridgeshire Constabulary – via the local police stations in Huntingdon, St Ives and St Neots. HBAC works with all levels from Chief Superintendent, Inspector, Sergeant, Police Constable, and Police Community Support Officer. Close links provide invaluable information and ultimately results.

Huntingdonshire Community Safety Partnership within Huntingdonshire District Council. HBAC works in partnership in areas of community safety relating to business, these include links to CCTV, retail / shop theft and anti-social behaviour.

National Association of Business Crime Partnerships (NABCP) is the national umbrella organisation for crime prevention partnerships throughout the UK. HBAC is a member of this organisation. NABCP keeps HBAC up to date with the latest initiatives and best practice, and provides advice and solutions to local Huntingdonshire problems.