Santa Fe BID
Business Watch Meeting
NEWS: We have placed WARNING Business Watch signs throughout the entire corridor. Please inform us how that is working for the corridor. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
First Business Watch Zoom Meeting Recording Link HERE: January 19, 2022
What is Business Watch?
Business Watch is modeled after Neighborhood Watch and takes the concept of ‘neighbors looking out for neighbors to the commercial level. The program creates a partnership between businesses, law enforcement, and other organizations that represent business interests. By taking control of what happens in your business community, you lessen your chances of becoming a victim.
There are some fundamental steps that successful groups adhere to:
- Promote communication and understanding between law enforcement and business.
- Encourage and enhance cooperation among merchants.
- Teach merchants to crime-proof their properties, watch over neighboring businesses, and document and report suspicious activity.
- Develop a phone tree and/or email distribution list to quickly disseminate information about area crime.
- Develop signals to activate in adjacent businesses when someone needs help.
When you start a Business Watch program on your street or block you take an important step toward a safer environment for yourself, your employees, and your customers…and your community as a whole. Business Watch offers the benefit of:
- Networking with other area businesses.
- Fostering a good working rapport with area law enforcement.
- Offer employee education and training.
- Garner publicity and community goodwill for your establishment.
For more information please contact:
Catherine L Davis |V21012
Volunteers in Police Services Program
Neighborhood Watch Liaison
Denver Police Department