Cambac is an independent, non-profit making organisation set up in August 2007 by City Centre Management as a direct response from City Centre businesses.
Working closely in partnership with Cambridgeshire Constabulary, Cambridge Community Safety Partnership, City Centre Management, City Council City Rangers and CCTV ensures our city is a safe place to live, work, shop and enjoy your leisure time.
We launched with approximately 100 members and have seen substantial growth to nearly 200 businesses spread across the day and night time economies. The majority are linked via our radios to Police, CCTV, City Rangers and City Centre Management all with the same goal.
Latest News, January 2014: Cambridge Business Against Crime joins ABCP
MANAGE CAMBAC RADIOS
Nearly 200 businesses in Cambridge benefit from having our radios to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.
Cambac radios are linked to Police and CCTV and cost just £1 a day.
MONITOR DISC DATABASE
Cambac members have FREE access to DISC (Database and Intranet for Safer Communities) to report crime and receive messages from the Police.
This is a national database enabling us to also track travelling criminals.
EXCLUSION NOTICE SCHEME
We encourage all businesses to report incidents to Cambac so we can issue Exclusion Notices (Civil Banning Orders) on persistent offenders.
DISTRIBUTE PHOTOS OF KNOWN OFFENDERS
Members receive quarterly updates of Police photographs of offenders served with Cambac Exclusion Notices. (See DISC)
QUARTERLY CAMBAC MEETINGS
This is where we vote on exclusions, share information and intelligence, discuss projects and events for the next month.
Contact Adam if you would like to attend a monthly meeting.
PRODUCE MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS
Please contact us if you have an item for our newsletter. Cambac members – if you have a special offer or event to promote, we are happy to distribute your flyers FREE of charge when we deliver our newsletter.
REGULAR FREE TRAINING SESSIONS
FREE Training is available throughout the year and not just for our radios. Training sessions have included Managing Conflict, Breakaway Training, Counter-Terrorism, Drugs Awareness and other relevant topics to your business.
SHARE INFORMATION WITH MEMBERS
Information is shared in real time via the radios and also via DISC, monthly Cambac meetings and quarterly newsletters.
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BUSINESS AGAINST CRIME PARTNERSHIPS
Cambac has strong links with HBAC (Huntingdon, St Ives, St Neots) and similar business crime reduction partnerships in East Anglia to share information and intelligence. Cambac sit on the Cambridge Pubwatch Committee and attend the Cambridge Community Safety meetings to keep business crime firmly on the radar.