A NEW hate crime guide for businesses has been launched by the assistant police and crime commissioner.

The Safer North Hampshire Partnership, Enterprise rent-a-Car Ltd, and the Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton have launched the new ‘Business Crime Guide: Supporting employees affected by hate crime.’

The guide, which is endorsed by the Safer Hampshire Business partnership, is the latest in a series designed to support businesses, managers and employees in dealing with crime in the workplace, and is available to download for free from the Police and Crime Commissioner’s website.

In the past three years, the Police and Crime Commissioner has invested more than £100,000 in initiatives to tackle hate crime.