Al­berta RCMP par­tic­i­pate in back to school sea­son with Busi­ness 101

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Con­tributed Al­berta RCMP are join­ing in the back to school spirit with an on­line “course” called Busi­ness 101.

This cam­paign will be featured on Al­berta RCMP so­cial me­dia ac­counts and is geared to­ward busi­ness own­ers look­ing for safety tips and how to pre­vent break-ins.

In all of 2018 there were over 4,900 break and en­ters to busi­nesses and over 350 of th­ese oc­curred in Septem­ber.

Busi­ness own­ers are in­vited to di­rect mes­sage pho­tos of their busi­nesses via Al­berta RCMP so­cial me­dia ac­counts and they will re­ceive tai­lored CPTED (Crime Pre­ven­tion Through En­vi­ron­men­tal De­sign) tips to bet­ter pro­tect their prop­erty. Busi­ness Se­cu­rity brochures are also avail­able for free at all RCMP De­tach­ments across the prov­ince.

Here are some tips for pro­tect­ing your busi­ness: · In­stall mo­tion sen­sor lights;

· Keep an in­side light on at all times;

· Re­move items that could be used to climb onto the roof;

· Keep win­dows clear of stick­ers and posters;

· In­stall video cam­eras;

· In­vest in an alarm sys­tem;

· Keep valu­ables away from win­dows;

· In­stall roll shut­ters or bars on win­dows.

To start learn­ing about busi­ness safety fol­low #Busi­ness101 and our so­cial me­dia ac­counts on Face­book (@RCMPinAl­berta) and Twit­ter (@ RCMPAl­berta).

RCMP en­cour­age the pub­lic and busi­ness own­ers to re­port any sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity to po­lice. If you see a crime in progress, dial 911. If you wish to re­main anony­mous, con­tact Crime Stop­pers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), on­line at www.P3Tips.com or by us­ing the “P3 Tips” app avail­able through the Ap­ple App or Google Play Store.

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