Greater Westside Business Watch

What is Business Watch?

Business Watch is a free program offered to business owners and their staff that provides crime prevention advice and hands-on solutions to crime related incidents that may affect their businesses.

Services offered include:

 Developing a secure building design
 Identifying potential shoplifters
 Creating a floor layout to reduce theft
 Recognizing, addressing, and preventing credit card and interac fraud
 Effective robbery response techniques
 Addressing workplace violence and personal safety

Why Join Business Watch?

Member Benefits Include:

 Improve communications between business proprietors and West Kelowna RCMP
 Increase participation in crime prevention and community safety initiatives
 No cost Security Assessment – interior and exterior of their business premises,
 Employee Training on robbery prevention, de-escalation, point of sale fraud, etc.
 Reduce fear of crime among business owners and employees

Benefits of Business Watch

Community involvement is integral to assist police services to prevent & reduce crime
 Communication with partnering block businesses encourages cooperation and strengthens the business neighborhood
 Proactive crime prevention practices versus reacting to a crime related incident
 Business Watch emblem placed in clear view will act as a deterrent for criminal opportunists

As the Greater Westside continues to grow and thrive, the Business Watch Program will ensure its residents and businesses owners continue to shop and operate in a safe and prosperous community

Learn more about this new crime prevention program and protect your business Sign-up to become a member.

For more information about Crime Prevention, please
contact Roy Morgan, RDCO Crime Prevention Coordinator
at 250-707-8021 or email crime.prevention@rdco.com

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Crime Prevention Services

Members will receive a number of specialized services provided by the RDCO Crime Prevention Coordinator including:

 Updates on latest crime trends

Security assessment of businesses location using CPTED principles
o C-crime
o P-prevention
o T-through
o E-environmental
o D-design

 Target hardening advice (bolts & locks), lighting, alarm systems, and CCTV
 Relay crime incidents to businesses which may be affected or targeted
 Provide a link between Business Watch Members and Police

Promoting Safe, Secure Businesses in the Greater Westside

“Crime Prevention is Everyone’s Business”

For assistance in organizing or joining a Business Watch in your area, please contact:
Crime Prevention Coordinator – RDCO
West Kelowna RCMP Detachment
2390 Dobbin Road
West Kelowna, BC
V4T 2H9
Phone: 250-707-8021
Email: crime.prevention@rdco.com
To report a crime in progress or suspicious activity please contact:
RCMP
Emergency 911
Non Emergency: 250-768-2880
“Promoting Safe, Secure Businesses in the Greater Westside