Work with deputy sheriffs to keep your business secure for employees and customers alike.
What is Business Watch?
The Business Watch Program is a unique no cost program, designed to enhance community security through heightened awareness and open communication between law enforcement and business owners. Business Watch can reduce crimes in commercial areas such as shoplifting, retail theft, burglaries, purse snatching, drug dealing and criminal mischief. The program builds relationships among businesses within a particular geographical area. Watching out for each other and maintaining a safe shopping and working environment is a benefit of your participation in the Business Watch Program.
Nationally businesses are robbed ten times more often than individuals. Businesses experience more night time burglaries than homes and are the sole target of shoplifters.
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Unit has several programs and can provide information on the following topics:
- Business Security Surveys
- Parking Lot Security
- Check Fraud
- Workplace Violence
- Internal Thefts
- Credit Card
Please call Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Community Services – (727) 582-2222 for more information.
REMEMBER: You and your fellow merchants are the ones who really know what is going on in your business community. Partnering with the Sheriff’s Office creates a safer environment for everyone.