Business Watch Program
Modeled after the popular Neighborhood Watch program, Business Watch links small businesses with each other and law enforcement. In Business Watch areas, crime prevention officers and business leaders assist business owners, operators, and employees in reporting crime, robbery prevention, burglary prevention, self-protection, and marking equipment with traceable identification numbers. An effective Business Watch program can be as simple as an information sharing network. The Sheriff's Office, on its own or in conjunction with a business organization, establishes a network to provide timely information about a variety of crimes against businesses, including robbery, burglary, shoplifting, and fraud. The network also can be used to send time-sensitive information about an armed robbery in the area or the photo of a child missing in the neighborhood. Contact the office of Community Relations if your business would like to participate in this program.