Business workshop tackles antisocial staff behaviour

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BUSINESS owners are being invited to a police workshop to help them learn how to tackle crime and antisocial behaviour around their premises.

The workshop is set to be held at Whitburn Academy in Whitburn, West Lothian between 6pm and 9pm next Wednesday in an event hosted by Lothian and Borders Police and Business Gateway.

Pc Bob Cowan will give a presentation on security measures and personal safety.

Security firms will also be displaying alarms, locks and other crime prevention tools.

Inspector Alistair Riddell said: “As part of our Community Commitment pledge, Lothian and Borders Police and our partner agencies engaged with local businesses in Whitburn to determine the root causes of the crimes being reported.

“The feedback we received helped structure these workshops.

“Our discussions also revealed that many of the staff at companies where crimes had been committed felt they would benefit from training on how to deal with abusive customers.”