Working With The Business Community

Have you taken all precautions to keep your business safe and secure? Do you and your employees feel safe and secure at the workplace?

 

The Mesa Police Department offers our business community the following FREE services through our crime prevention officers:

  • Initial architectural plans can be reviewed by a CPTED practitioner to ensure CPTED principals have been applied to design in the best possible safety and security precautions.
  • On-site CPTED safety and security assessments, inside and out. A Crime Prevention Officer will check your lights, locks and landscaping. You will be provided written or verbal comments and recommendations for a safer working environment.

 

The following presentations are available for owners and employees:

 

Identity Theft for Businesses

The US Department of Justice and the Canadian Solicitor General have issued a joint publication with great information for businesses about ID Theft. You can view this document (Adobe Acrobat Reader required) at:  http://www.usdoj.gov/opa/pr/2003/May/publicadvisory2.pdf.

 

Checklist for Business Owners

  • Secure uniforms, employee identification, company vehicles or other items that might be stolen or replicated and used to circumvent security measures.
  • Delivery drivers and taxi and limo drivers should take safety precautions.
  • Remind employees to be aware of their surroundings, suspicious persons and activities.
  • Challenge any unfamiliar persons in or near the work area. If they do not appear threatening, ask them about where they are going, who they work for, what their name is, etc.
  • Ensure that all security and video systems are operating and in good working order.
  • Consider stationing security personnel in area of high visibility and/or public access, i.e., public entrances, front desk areas, public gathering points, etc.
  • Consider reducing vehicle access to areas close to buildings.
  • Be aware of any packages that are abandoned and/or appear to be suspicious.
  • Increase scrutiny of public parking lots and vehicles.
  • Obtain identification from all persons doing business at your facility.
  • Report any suspicious activity to the Mesa Police Department at 480-644-2211.

 

CPTED

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design is a crime prevention philosophy based on the theory that the "proper design and effective use of the built environment can lead to the anticipation, and reduction in the fear and incidence of crime, as well as an improvement in the quality of life.

Here in the City of Mesa, CPTED is mainly directed towards the business community and commercial complexes; however, many CPTED principles and views can be directly applied to residential neighborhoods as well. 

If there are any questions, if you'd like to have a security assessment done for your property, and/or a presentation to your employees, please contact your crime prevention officer.


Crime prevention officers are assigned by Patrol District.
To request a presentation for your employees on any crime prevention topic, please contact your crime prevention officer by using the boundaries below to determine your police district.