Business and Personal Safety
There are many ways that we can protect ourselves as we go through our daily routines as citizens and as business owners. The following are some suggestion that may help you to refuse to be a victim of crime.
*Establish opening and closing procedures and train your employees on those procedures.
*Train employees to watch for and report suspicious people and activity.
*Have two or more employees present during opening and closing time.
*Only keep a minimum amount of cash on hand.
*Employees should not handle large amounts of cash while visible to the public.
* Make bank deposits during the day with two people.
*Vary your route to the bank. Go to the bank at different times and don’t stop along the way.
*Ensure that your business’ interior and exterior are well lit and visible from the street.
*Install surveillance camera equipment. Hang signs that announce you have camera surveillance.
*Install a silent alarm system with a hidden panic button that notifies the security company if trouble occurs.
*Make sure that you and your employees are educated on what to do during a robbery.
*Keep doors locked before and after business hours.
* Use locks on windows also install deadbolts on outside home doors and on garage doors. *Consider installing an alarm system.
*Always have your keys in your hand when you approach your car. After getting in your car lock the doors.
*Park in a well-lighted area.
*Always carry your cell phone with you. When using your phone remember where you are at, be careful what information you are giving out on the phone. Others around you may be listening, never give strangers personal information (social security number etc.)
*Don’t leave valuables in your car in plain view.
*Be aware of your surroundings, trust your intuition. If you feel like something isn’t quite right act on that feeling. Stay alert!
*Walk with confidence-don’t act confused!
*Consider carrying pepper spray or other personal safety devices.
*When you travel don’t put all of your personal information on your luggage.
*Don’t use flashy or expensive luggage, it is easily noticed.
These are just a few suggestions that will help you enhance your safety as you go about your daily activities.
The Payson Police Department is very interested in being a part of your efforts to be safe and secure in your homes and in public. Let us help you by scheduling a presentation of a program called “Refuse to Be a Victim.” Please call the Police Department at (801) 465-5240 to schedule a time for this presentation.