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Blackburn EDZ BID Company Ltd
Newground, 193 Bolton Road,
Blackburn, Lancashire BB2 3GE
Tel: 01254 669058 Fax: 01254 682288

Guide to preventing crime

Lancashire Police crime guidance

Lancashire Police have put together a guide to keeping your business safe and preventing crime.

The guide can be found on their website here:

Lancashire Police have also put together a number of other specific guides which cover a range of different issues that a business could face. These are:



The different ways of reporting crime

There are various ways that you can report crime to Lancashire Constabulary. For details on reporting by phone, online and via 'CrimeStoppers', download the Reporting Guidance here. Did you know it is now possible to report non-emergency incidents online?

By clicking here, you will be taken to Lancashire Constabulary's ‘report it online’ page. The online reporting tool will give you the opportunity to explain what has taken place as well as upload CCTV images and videos.

When you first use the site, you will be asked to register with your email address and a password. This will ensure that any future incidents can be reported quicker and easier. When you have reported the incident, you will be given a reference number. The incident shall then be logged by police communications staff and the individual who reported the incident shall receive a crime reference number.

Please note that the site should be used to report non-emergency matters only. If the crime is happening now, please call 999 immediately.  


If you have a Twitter account, you can follow Lancashire Police's Twitter accounts for advice on fighting against cyber crime and business crime:

Lancashire Police Business Crime: @LancPolBusCrime

Lancashire Police Fraud & Cyber: @LancsFraudCyber

In the Know about Lancashire

You can also stay up to date on the latest alerts from Lancashire Constabulary by signing up to the free email and text alert system "In the Know". The Lancashire Police “In The Know” is a free messaging service which provides information from the Police, Fire Service and County Council about crime incidents and good news stories in your area. You can choose the types of alerts you want to receive, and it is a free service with no contracts or obligations of any kind.   

To sign up for this please click here: