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East Midlands Chamber News

CSSC helping to keep businesses and communities safe

Following the riots which took place across the country in 2011, business organisations complained that there was a complete lack of official information being shared by the authorities.

As a result the police agreed to support a scheme, called the Cross-sector Safety and Security Communications (CSSC), which was initially established as part of the security arrangements for the Olympic Games.

The scheme is now a registered charity and following the success of CSSC in London the national counter terrorism police requested that the network was developed across all areas of the UK so as to enable efficient communication with all business sectors.               

Membership is free and there is no charge to join. CSSC simply shares safety and security briefing messages with business in order to help organisations develop their contingency planning.

The recent terrorist attacks in London and the threat of the coronavirus make it more important than ever that as many companies as possible are linked into our system so as to ensure that they have the correct briefing information. CSSC has been developed across the East Midlands with the support of the Chamber.

Andrew Nicholls, Chairman, CSSC East Midlands, said: "We work in partnership with all five police forces in the region and the business crime and counter terrorism police teams at New Scotland Yard.

"We already have over 300 principal organisations listed on our regional database and have become the fastest growing region in the country.

"If you are interested in progressing further then all that is necessary is to register by using the following link http://www.thecssc.com/membership-form/."