Business Watch 



Modeled after Neighborhood Watch, Business Watch takes the "neighbors looking out for neighbors" concept to the commercial level.  Creating a partnership between businesses, law enforcement, and other organizations that represent business interests.  The Business Watch philosophy is straightforward - take control of what happens in your business community and lessen your chances of becoming a victim.

Business Watches actively reduce and prevent crime through cooperation and education.  Programs vary according to need; however, successful groups adhere to these fundamental steps:


  • Promote communication and understanding between law enforcement and business


  • Encourage and enhance cooperation among merchants


  • Teach merchants to crime-proof their own properties, watch over neighboring businesses, and document and report suspicious activity



When you start a Business Watch program on your street or block, or within your shopping center or mall, you take an important step toward a safer environment for yourself, your employees, your customers - and your community as a whole.  In addition to reducing crime, Business Watch offers many other benefits including opportunities to:


  • Network with area businesses


  • Foster good rapport with law enforcement


  • Educate employees

Please complete the Business Emergency Contact Information Form.

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If you have any questions, please email Crime Prevention Tech Nicole Neis or call 763-576-2807.