What is Business Watch?
Business Watch is a crime prevention program that is a collaborative effort between local businesses and the Auburn Police Department. We enlist the active participation of merchants and businessmen to partner with us to prevent and reduce crime in our City. Business Watch is a voluntary participation program and is at no cost to businesses. We will provide training and information to businesses so we can band together in crime prevention.
Training and Education Seminars Offered:
- • Employee safety
- • Workplace violence
- • Internal theft
- • Theft / Shoplifting
- • Counterfeiting
- • Burglary
- • Robbery
- • Building security
- • Fraud
- • How to be a good witness and effectively report crimes
Deterring Criminal Activity
Business Watch is a program will provide training, advice, and information for businesses to help deter criminal activities. The information sharing will take place through mass emails on current crime trends. For example, if we are experiencing a trend of counterfeit money, we can relay the description of forgery suspects that have not yet been caught along with current money scams.
It is our intention that through education and information sharing we will reduce crime, recognize and reduce risks, and successfully catch and prosecute criminals. Not only will businesses benefit, but our community as a whole will benefit because the Auburn Police Department has more eyes and ears in the community assisting us in letting the criminals know they are not welcome and will not be tolerated.
How to participate
If you wish to participate, please contact the Police Department at (770) 513-8657.