Crime prevention isn't just a set of tools to be used at home or by neighborhood associations, businesses need to practice good crime prevention skills too. Here are some tips that will help you keep your business, your employees and your customers safer.
Robbery is a crime against your person rather than against your property. If someone breaks into your home or business and takes property from the premises, the crime is called a burglary. However, if you are confronted by an individual on the street or in your home, car or business and force is used or threatened against you, you have become the victim of a robbery.
It is important to remember two things:
• Greet each customer. Establish eye contact and remember their general appearance. Good customer service discourages hesitant robbers as well as other thieves. This attention to detail conveys control and puts people on notice they have been observed and can be identified later.
Crime prevention is serious business and critical to the safety and security of your employees and your customers. For information on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) please contact your district Neighborhood Police Officer.