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In 1982 our organisation pioneered the first Official Crime Prevention handbook in the UK.  These handbooks were targeted initially at the domestic and residential sectors. Our business has evolved into the Crime Reduction Agency - a leading producer of Crime Reduction Handbooks.

The following are direct quotes from the police officers and local authorities for whom we have produced bespoke Crime Reduction Handbooks over the years.

States of Jersey Police has a key role to play in helping ensure that Jersey’s prosperity and way of life can be sustained and improved. Effective policing that helps to prevent crime, to keep order and to bring offenders to justice is at the heart of a safe, just and thriving community. I am delighted that the past year has seen crime in Jersey down by over 12%, further enhancing our Island’s reputation as a very safe and special place. It is also the largest annual reduction in crime in Jersey since 2002, reinforcing that Jersey is a safe place for business, as well as residents and visitors. Inevitably, however, business can become a target of crime and, very often, it is opportunist, a spur of the moment opportunity presenting itself when security has been allowed to lapse or not taken quite so seriously. Effective policing is about the prevention as well as the detection of crime and the introduction of our Town Policing Unit has gone a long way to enhancing public reassurance, as well as the confidence of business in St Helier. Proving an effective addition to our crime prevention activities, evidence indicates that incidents of both shoplifting and criminal damage are going down. Over the coming year, States of Jersey Police will continue to focus on retaining the initiatives that we have worked hard to secure, as well as further enhancing all our crime prevention activities across other parts of the Island. But Community Safety is, of course, a shared responsibility. Clearly, the most effective way to prevent crime is to ensure that the opportunities for doing so are not made easy, by putting basic, appropriate security measures in place and by ensuring property is stored securely. Working together, we can make a difference. We hope this booklet will both encourage and support your efforts to support crime prevention, helping businesses in Jersey to thrive safely and securely, by making it as difficult as possible for those intent on committing crime.

Foreword by Mike Bowron, QPM
Chief of Police
States of Jersey Police
The Official Jersey Crime Prevention Handbook 2012

'It is the mission of the Guernsey Police Force to protect people from harm by reducing and detecting crime which directly impacts upon the quality of life, including business and residential communities.

Neighbourhood policing teams are working in collaboration with a wide range of organisations and businesses, many of whom are represented in this publication.

The Guernsey Police Force, working together with the Guernsey Border Agency, seeks to tackle criminality head-on; however, support from the community is vital.

This handbook highlights some excellent advice that can assist to further reduce the chances of ever becoming a victim of crime in the Bailiwick.

Therefore I am pleased to endorse this handbook'

Endorsement by Patrick Rice
Chief Officer, Guernsey Police
Due to be published in 
The Official Guernsey Crime Prevention Handbook 2012

'Preventing Crime and Disorder continues to be a primary role of the Island Police.  Law and Order is a cornerstone of our society and levels of crime have a considerable bearing on the quality of life we all value, as residents and visitors . . .

'. . . The Police alone cannot solve society's ills and the best results in crime prevention are achieved by working in partnership with other agencies, voluntary, statutory or commercial . . .'

Endorsement by George Le Page
Chief Officer, Guernsey Police
The Official Guernsey Crime Prevention Handbook 2010

' . . . The purpose of this handbook is to provide some useful information on what steps you can take, to keep yourself and your home safe . . .

. . . I hope you find this handbook useful in improving your security . . . '

Foreword by Brian Moore, Chief Constable, Wiltshire Police
The Official Wiltshire Police Crime Prevention Handbook 2009

' . . . The best way to defeat the opportunist criminal is to take away the easy opportunities to commit offences. . .

. . . By taking a little time to read this booklet and using some of the many ideas it contains you can prevent loss or damage to your property. . . '

Foreword by Graham Power Chief Officer States of Jersey Police Business Crime Reduction Handbook 2008

' . . . This book is full of useful information to help make our homes, property and lives safe and secure and I encourage every one to read it and follow the advice on offer . . . '

Foreword by ACC Liam Brigginshaw,
Essex Police
Essex Community Safety Crime Reduction Handbook 2005

' . . . This handbook aims to give you guidance on how to protect yourself, your home, property and/or business from crime.  We hope it will both reassure you and provide you with practical advice on how to feel and be safer'

Foreword by Roger Hutchinson
Chair of Safer South Gloucestershire
Safer South Gloucestershire Handbook 2005

' . . . the central aim of the Isle of Man Constabulary is to make it even safer.  We cannot achieve our aims if we work in isolation so we work in partnership with other agencies, groups and individuals within the community we serve . . . '

Foreword by Mike Culverhouse
Chief Constable, Isle of Man Constabulary
Isle of Man Community Safety Handbook 2004

' . . . The information in this handbook covers a variety of topics from personal safety to household and business security.  We hope this information will help you take positive steps to reduce the risks of becoming a victim of crime.'

Foreword by Pc Gordon Semple
Crime Prevention Design Advisor
City of Westminster Crime Reduction Handbook 2004

' . . . This booklet recognises that risk do exist and offers a range of ideas and advice for people at home, at work, in the street and travelling.  By providing choice on forward planning, it is intended to help you reduce the chances of becoming a victim, to make you feel more confident, more in control and safe.'

Foreword by Andrew Cameron QPM BA
Chief Constable, Central Scotland Police
Central Scotland Police Community Safety Official Handbook 2003

' . . . The information in this booklet covers a wide variety of topics from personal safety to household and business security.   Hope you find the information will assist you take effective steps to reduce the risks of you becoming the victim of crime . . .'

Foreword by Inspector Ken Meanwell
Crime Reduction Officer, Lincolnshire Police
The Official Lincolnshire Police Community Safety Handbook 2002

'Today crime affects us all.  If we are to further reduce crime and "Build a Better Basildon"  then each and every one of us has a part to play.  Only by working together will we impact on crime and ensure a thriving business community.

. . . We are confident that with your support we will further reduce commercial crime and the fear of crime . . . 

I hope you find the advice in this excellent handbook useful. I look forward to working with you closely in the future in helping to implement improved security for all our commercial partners.'

Introduction by Denis Sheppard
Divisional Commander for
Basildon, Essex Police
Basildon Commercial Security Guide 2000

' . . I am encouraged that crime prevention is now achieving the high profile it deserves both locally and nationally.  It has long been recognised that the police alone cannot reduce crime, but by working together to reduce the opportunities for crime, we can help to improve the quality of life for our community.

This booklet has been produced to provide practical advice which will help you to prevent crime at home and in public places, at work and at leisure.'

Foreword by Francis Wilkinson
Chief Constable, Gwent Constabulary
Gwent Constabulary Partnership Against Crime Handbook 1997


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