G-Safe Partners
G-SAFE (Gravesham Safe and Free Environment)

G SAFE is a Business Crime Reduction Partnership working closely with the retail community of Gravesham, Gravesham Borough Council and Kent Police to deal with issues of crime and disorder within the borough.

Our aim is to maintain a safe, economically vibrant Borough, creating a pleasant place to visit and work. G SAFE has been accredited with the Safer Business Award, set by the National Association of Business Crime Partnerships to demonstrate compliance with the national operating standards. G SAFE passed this award with Distinction. We continue to train retail security staff, as well as implement many crime reduction techniques and information sharing protocols on offenders and those who attempt to disrupt a pleasant town centre way of life. 

There are currently 86 G SAFE members with the majority of public houses and licensed premises signed up too. We have recently upgraded to a new Digital Radio Network and provide radio coverage for the whole Borough. There are currently 48 people on our Exclusion Scheme, banning them from G SAFE member business premises. 
 
Join G-Safe... 
Did you know there are various ways to partcipate in the G SAFE scheme regardless of where you business is within the Borough. G SAFE has a member's only website service which allows our members access to information, photos of offenders and the ability to directly upload incident reports. We also hold monthly members meetings and work very closely with the Police and Gravesham Borough Council to let members know of events in the town which may affect business requirements. 
Recent news from G-Safe

Shop Safe Stay Safe ID Scheme launched on 3rd December 2013 at the Gravesham Borough Council Community Shop in St George's Shopping Centre. The Scheme is aimed at people who are elderly, have a disability or have a condition such as dementia. Their details are stored on a secure database and they are given a key fob with a membership number on it. If they ever need some help when they are visiting Dartford or Gravesend town centres, they can seek help in a shop, café or restaurant that displays a Shop Safe Stay Safe sticker. Many thanks to St George’s Shopping Centre for hosting the 24 hour helpline. Please contact the G SAFE Coordinator on 01474 337154 for further information.