The Walton County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) Citizens Services Division encourages Walton County businesses to sign up for Business Watch, a free service designed help local businesses protect their assets from criminal activity.
“Every Walton County business can benefit from the Business Watch program,” said Sheriff Michael A. Adkinson, Jr. “Business Watch helps prevent and reduce crime by directly connecting law enforcement with businesses ranging from clothing stores to banking institutions.”
In 2010, there were 267 crimes against Walton County businesses, including two armed robberies, 67 commercial burglaries, 109 grand thefts and 89 petit thefts. The Business Watch program promotes crime prevention by providing free and confidential security assessments to local businesses. WCSO personnel are available to educate businesses regarding possible threats, suspicious activity, and specific preparedness and prevention techniques.
Business Watch is available to businesses of all types and sizes and is available at no charge to Walton County businesses.
The WCSO Citizen Services Division’s mission is to empower citizens to help improve and maintain their safety and quality of life, and to provide resources to the public to prevent crime. The division provides neighborhood watch programs, home safety and business inspections, self-defense training and identity theft prevention and awareness training. In addition, the team assists school resource officers with educating students about safety and crime awareness issues at area schools.
Contact the WCSO Citizen Services Division at (850) 892-8186 to receive a free business security assessment.
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