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Business Watch

What is Business Watch? 

Business Watch is a proactive crime prevention program that establishes a formal communication network between local businesses, merchants, and the Folsom Police Department.  Business Watch enables the business community to take an active role in reducing crime, by raising awareness about commercial crime trends, offering crime prevention training, and sharing current community information, via Nixle and other social media resources.

Why Join Business Watch?

Most criminals are opportunists.  As business owners and merchants, your objective should be to prevent commercial crimes rather than react to them.  When you join Business Watch, you are taking an important step toward reducing criminal activity in and around your business in the most effective way - before it begins.  Modeled after the very successful Neighborhood Watch concept, the Business Watch program is to facilitate a relationship among business owners, employees, property managers, and law enforcement.  Getting to know the people in neighboring businesses and forming a community that looks out for each other, significantly impacts law enforcement's ability to maintain safer business establishments and commercial complexes.  

Business Watch is a voluntary program offered at no cost to businesses.  Business Watch members will be invited to attend free training seminars, schedule business security surveys and be part of a crime prevention communication network.  A comprehensive Business Watch Handbook is available and contains crime prevention information to assist business owners and manager in training employees how to recognize suspicious activity and report crimes.  Speakers are available to present training seminars on topics such as workplace violence, internal and external theft, robbery prevention, fraud and identity theft, and improved building security.

How to Join Business Watch?

For more information on becoming a member of the Business Watch program, please contact Folsom Police Community Services at (916) 351-3409 or by emailing fpdbusinesswatch@folsom.ca.us

 

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