Saturday , 25 September 2021

Alberta RCMP giving #Business101 tips to stop break and enters

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

They are pushing a campaign which 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 2018, Cold Lake saw over 1000 property crimes while provincially there was over 4,900 break and enters to businesses, with 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.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.