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

G SAFE is a Business Crime Reduction Partnership working closely with the business community, 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 live, work and socialise. 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. We passed this accreditation with Distinction. We continue to train business staff on how to prevent crime, as well as implementing many crime reduction techniques and information sharing to disrupt those who attempt to compromise our pleasant town centre environment.

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.  
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
A new and unique approach to tackle offending by under 18’s has begun in Gravesham. The G SAFE Low-level Offenders Workshop (GLOW) is led by G SAFE.
GLOW is a multi-agency approach aimed at diverting young people away from the criminal justice system by early intervention and restorative practice. Retailers are now able to refer young people who have committed a low level offence within their premises to the GLOW project, where they will engage in a restorative practice workshop.
The workshop will consist of representatives from G SAFE, the victim, together with the young person and parents or guardian. It will be facilitated by a restorative justice practitioner and involve a range of interventions to prevent reoffending.