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