Business Watch
Local businesses can learn crime prevention techniques through the Business Watch Program offered by the Thousand Oaks Police Department Crime Prevention Bureau. Business Watch joins local merchants with the Police Department’s Crime Prevention staff to open lines of communication and create an effective crime-fighting team.  Through the Business Watch Program, merchants can learn a number of crime prevention techniques to reduce the opportunities for crime in their businesses.  The program also helps business owners become familiar with the resources available from the Thousand Oaks Police Department. In the near future, merchants who register with the program will be eligible for the following services: Crime Alert – Local merchants will receive E-mail or fax notifications of various crimes that have occurred in their area, or that are germane to a particular type of business.  Publications and Crime Prevention Tips Business Watch Brochure Business Related Links Training for Merchants and Employees-Topics: Burglary Prevention Robbery Prevention and Protocol Building Security Merchandise Display and Layout Personal Safety Shoplifting Prevention For further information on the Business Watch Program, contact the Thousand Oaks Police Department Crime Prevention Bureau at (805)371-8362. Farmers, ranchers, rural businesses, and commercial businesses can participate in the Owner Applied Number (OAN) Program to help protect their property.