Business Crime Watch is a partnership between the business community and the Sheriff’s Office. It enables businesses to take an active part in preventing and reducing crime through sharing information, raising awareness and improving communication.
The purpose of the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office Business Crime Watch is to encourage the exchange of information and crime prevention techniques between law enforcement and local business.
The mission of the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office Business Crime Watch is to promote a safe environment for our citizens to live, work, shop and play.
How does Business Crime Watch work?
Our Business Crime Watch is modeled after the highly successful Neighborhood Watch Program. The Business Crime Watch will establish a formal network among local businesses and law enforcement. Participants are alerted to the potential of crime and current crime trends. Participants are encouraged to form a “community” that watches out for one another.
Our commitment as law enforcement is to provide Business Crime Watch participants with information and crime prevention training.
The Business Crime Watch is not meant to replace your current security system or plan. Instead it is to augment these and enhance the overall awareness and safety of the business, its employees and customers.
Benefits of Participation
Network with other businesses.Build better relationships with local law enforcement.Learn crime prevention techniques.Increase awareness and reduce crime.Availability of training for you and your employees.Availability of signs/decals showing your participation in the Business Crime Watch.
How does this all come together?
A law enforcement activated e-mail/text messaging notification system only used for criminal activity and training information that concerns the businesses and their employees.
In addition to this, participants are invited to attend the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office Citizens’ Law Enforcement Academy and host training seminars offered by the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office on a broad range of topics.
Once you complete and submit Contact Information form, your name and e-mail address will be added to the Business Crime Watch notification database. If you would like to receive instant text messages in addition to the e-mails, please text BCWATCH to 888777.
Contact the Community Services Division at (540) 727-7520
Remember… Crimes against businesses are usually crimes of opportunity. Make crime against your business risky and unrewarding! We would rather work with you to PREVENT crimes than spend time apprehending the criminals!
Businesses located in the Town of Culpeper are welcome to participate in the Culpeper Sheriff's Office Business Watch, but are encouraged to contact and join the Culpeper Police Department Business Watch. Contact Lt. Andrew Terrill at (540) 727-3430
or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.