Businesses are at the heart of our communities and Tim is committed to ensuring good relationships between local businesses and the police.

Tim meets regularly with business representatives such as the Chamber of Commerce, the Federation of Small Businesses, National Farmers Union, Country Land and Business Association, Ipswich and Suffolk Small Business Association and the Road Haulage Association to discuss issues that affect the local economy.

National Business Crime Centre

The National Business Crime Centre offers advice to businesses.   We hope you find this information useful:

NBCC Advice for Businesses June 2017

Crime prevention advice for businesses

The Constabulary has some useful advice to help protect your business. Click on the links below for specific information on crime prevention, CCTV and construction site security.

Protecting your business from crime is extremely important and should be part of the day-to-day running of any company.

Installing a CCTV system is one of many steps you can take to protect your home or business from criminals.

Building and construction sites are perfect targets for criminals, the Constabulary has some advice to reduce your chances of becoming a victim of crime.

Business news update

Follow the Constabulary’s Business News twitter feed for regular updates; @spolicebusinessnews

The Little Book of Big Scams


book of scams

The Little Book of Big scams offers fraud prevention advice to safeguard your business against fraudulent acts whilst complying with the law and relevant regulations.
This advice is for small and medium enterprises but it is as relevant to larger organisations.

An electronic version of the Metropolitan Police booklet is available here.

Cyber crime prevention advice for businesses

The Federation of Small Businesses hosted a Protect Your Self roadshow for local businesses to learn more about how to protect themselves and their businesses from fraud.

Tony Blake, Senior Fraud Prevention Officer from the City of London Police Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit gave simple, practice advice on how to identify the traps that some businesses fall into.

The event, chaired by Chris Soule, is available to view here.