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What is Merchant Watch?
Merchant Watch is a crime prevention program which enlists the active participation of merchants in cooperation with law enforcement to reduce crime in their business corridor.
* Merchants getting to know each other and their residential neighbors.
* Merchants being trained to recognize and report suspicious activity in their business district.
* Implementation of crime prevention techniques such as personal security, robbery reduction and how to deal with aggressive panhandlers or scavengers.
* Free security inspections upon request.
You may hear it called:
Merchant Watch, Business Alert or Business Watch. The idea is the same:
Merchants looking out for each other.
Who can participate?
* Any business in the City of Oakland, small or large.
* Non-commercial residence within a business corridor, and proactive persons interested in starting a business.
For more information call
Eddie Simlin, Police Services Technician
(510) 238-6200 or firstname.lastname@example.org