An innovative partnership between Mitie Security and UK charity Crimestoppers will analyse and share information from businesses on criminal behaviour and potentially support police investigations.
Crimestoppers encourages people and organisations to share information that helps prevent and solve crime anonymously. As well as receiving information from members of the public, Crimestoppers works with a number of private and public sector organisations – including businesses, trusts and foundations, on public awareness campaigns.
The new partnership with Mitie will be the first time the charity has worked with a security organisation to tackle crime and keep communities safe. With Mitie Security having hundreds of customers spanning every sector, the collaboration is expected to help establish new relationships between Crimestoppers and businesses that have not worked together before.
With the partnership focused on thought leadership and knowledge sharing, Mitie will use its suite of technology solutions and work closely with its clients to bring together relevant anonymous data on criminal behaviour to create incident reports. This evidence will then be shared with local police forces to support their investigations and help keep criminals off the streets. This partnership is underpinned by Mitie’s technology and intelligence-led Global Security Operations (GSO) service, Through the GSO, Mitie brings together the latest technology, 20,000 security officers and a team of intelligence experts and analysts, creating a 360-approach to security.
From businesses in villages through to farms, rural crime affects thousands of people and communities across the UK countryside. Mitie will work with Crimestoppers to create a dedicated rural crime Steering Committee to address this issue. Alongside Mitie, Crimestoppers and relevant police forces, the Committee’s members will include other organisations with significant rural presence – such as the Police Crime Prevention Initiatives and the National Farmers Union. Bringing their own expertise and experience, members of the Steering Committee will collaborate to develop strategies to tackle rural crimes, such as theft and property damage, that cost families and businesses millions of pounds every year.
Mitie will also use its experience delivering security services to hundreds of public and private sector clients to provide Crimestoppers with insights on the key security issues that businesses and communities are currently facing. Working closely with the Home Office, Crimestoppers will then use this information to create national awareness campaigns, to help tackle these challenges.
Jason Towse, Managing Director, Business Services, Mitie, comments:
“We’re very excited to be teaming-up with Crimestoppers in this ground-breaking partnership. From people’s livelihoods to businesses, crime is never victimless and so we’re committed to bridging the gap between the public and private security sectors, to help keep our clients and the communities where we operate safe. By working collaboratively with other key stakeholders in the security industry, including renowned organisations such as Crimestoppers, we can all play a vital role in helping keep criminals off the streets.”
Mark Hallas OBE, Crimestoppers Chief Executive, adds:
“One of the most powerful things we can do to respond to the continual changing face of crime is to work collaboratively. I am delighted that we have formed this unique partnership with Mitie Security, which will make a difference in tackling wrong-doing.
“Crimestoppers has been giving people the ability to speak up 100 per cent anonymously about crime since our independent charity started over 33 years ago. Providing this opportunity to share knowledge helps build confidence in communities, which ultimately leads to greater safety and security for us all.”