Crime Prevention Tips

If you own a business, particularly one that deals in cash, there is a good chance that one day it may be robbed. You, your employees and possibly your customers could be faced with a very dangerous situation during a robbery.
We cannot list specific measures that will protect you from every threatening situation, which may arise.
Instead, we hope to teach you how to think “Crime Prevention” in day-to-day living.

Robbery Prevention Tips for Businesses:

• Always have two or more employees open and close the business accompanied by a security guard.
• Use surveillance cameras behind the cash register and facing out to the front of the counter.
• Also, install surveillance cameras in areas where a person could hide.
• Keep the outside doors in backrooms locked when not in use.
• Keep low cash balance in the cash registers.
• Make regular bank deposits of excess money.
• Vary the times and routes used to go to the bank to make deposits.
• Avoid sending one person to the bank with a deposit.
• Do not carry the deposit openly in a deposit bag.
• Avoid hanging signs or putting displays on windows or around the sales counter that will obstruct the view of the register.
• In areas that are blocked by shelving, walls or other obstructions, hang conclave (curved) mirrors.
• Do careful reference checks on employees that are hired.
• Have policies in place concerning employees’ friends or relatives hanging around the business.
• Customers should be greeted when they enter the business and train employees to make eye contact and engage with the customers. An alert staff can quickly deter a would-be robber.
• Train employees not to take risks, but to call the police if they see suspicious people inside or lurking outside of the business.

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The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force encourages business owners to upgrade their security level, especially during this festive season.

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