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.
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
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:
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,
- 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
- 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
- Report any suspicious activity to the Mesa Police
Department at 480-644-2211.
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