To encourage the free exchange of information and crime prevention techniques between the Sheriff's Office and area businesses.
To reduce crime and the fear of crime in the workplace. We teach employees of local businesses to recognize crime risks and train them to accurately report crimes and successfully prosecute offenders.
Three basic elements are needed for a crime to occur:
If we reduce opportunities for crime and make crime more difficult to commit, we significantly reduce the risk and severity of crime at our businesses, if it should occur.
Business Crime Watch is modeled after our highly successful Neighborhood Watch program. Business watches are organized by geographical area. Watch activities are facilitated by a business watch coordinator who acts as a liaison between the Sheriff's Office and the business community.
The Sheriff's Office crime prevention unit offers programs on personal safety as well as programs for home and business security. Call us at (804) 365-6110 to find out more or to schedule a program for your group.