How to protect your store or property during this health emergency
With the current Yolo County health order leaving some non-essential businesses and properties unattended, it is important you know how to protect them during this challenging time. The City of West Sacramento Police Department is running at full staff and patrol officers are still responding to crimes in progress and alarm activation calls. However, there are still steps you can take as a property or store owner to help provide security.
- Make unscheduled visits to the location just to check on the locations security.
- When you leave the location, make sure all doors and windows are locked.
- If you have an alarm, make sure that it is functioning and armed when leaving.
- If you have a video system, make sure that it is functioning and activated when leaving.
- If you do not have an alarm and or video system, consider installing one.
- Report suspicious activity to the police department.
- Turn on exterior lighting or connect it to a motion sensor or photocell.
- Prune bushes so that it allows police or other security personnel to easily monitor for broken windows or unusual activity.
The vitality of our city depends on how safe we keep our homes, neighborhoods, workplaces, schools and communities because crime and fear diminish the quality of life for all. Crime and fear destroy our trust in others and in institutions, threatening the community's health and property.
The Police Department's Crime Prevention Unit Crime offers services that are designed to get neighbors involved in community policing efforts. The Unit work closely with community members, neighborhood associations, the school district, and local businesses to address crime and quality of life issues. The Crime Prevention Unit focuses on preserving public safety and enhancing neighborhood livability to meet the needs of each neighborhood or business area.
Crime prevention and educational programs offered by the police department include:
- Neighborhood and Business Watch Programs
- National Night Out
- Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT) Program
The West Sacramento Police Department urges all citizens, government agencies, public and private institutions, and businesses to recognize the power of prevention and work together for the common good.
For more information about programs and services provided, please contact the West Sacramento Police Department's Crime Prevention Unit at 617-5328.