The Prescott Valley Police Department created Business Watch to assist and empower Prescott Valley businesses in crime prevention and security through cooperative efforts of the Police Department and business owners and managers. The program is based on the model of the highly successful Block Watch program which provides residents in the same geographical area with crime information and prevention assistance.
Crime prevention means establishing a new pattern of attitudes and behaviors directed at reducing the threat of crime and enhancing the sense of safety and security. By working in partnership with the police and other businesses, communities can create an environment that is unattractive to criminals.
Business Watch participants receive window signs and stickers to show that they are active participants in the program. Businesses are provided with the following as needed:
- Security Surveys: A police officer will survey your business to help you discover ways to deter crimes such as burglary.
- Employee Training: Employees are instructed in crime prevention techniques such as how to spot bad check and credit card fraud, and what to do in case of robbery or shoplifting.
- Crime Data: Officers will provide statistical data on crimes to business owners and alerts regarding recent crimes. When you register your business for Business Watch you will be contacted by your District Liaison. The officer will answer your questions about the program and help get your business started in the program.
- Sign Up for Business Watch: To register your business for Business Watch, owners or managers are asked to contact our Support Services Division.