Business Watch Program

Helping to protect your business from CRIME!

To start a Business Watch Program, or schedule a crime prevention presentation.

STPSO Public Affairs/Community Relations
(985) 276-1357



Security Hazards in Residential and Business Structures

  • Doors (hollow core and solid)
  • Sliding glass doors
  • Various types of windows
  • Lighting-single most important
  • Landscaping

Recommended Security Locking Devices

  • Key-in-Knob Lock
  • Dead Bolt (double and single)
  • Mortise Lock
  • Rim Lock
  • Padlock

Office Security

  • Never leave your purse or billfold in plain view or in the pocket of a jacket hanging on a door or chair.
  • Personal property should be marked with your driver’s license number or other personal markings.
  • Don’t leave cash or valuables at the office.
  • If you work alone or before/after normal business hours, keep the office doors locked.
  • If you work late, try to find another worker or a security guard to walk out with you.
  • If you are in the elevator with another person, stand near the control panel. If you are attacked, press the alarm and as many of the control buttons as possible.
  • Be alert for pickpockets on crowded elevators.
  • Report all suspicious people and activities to the proper authorities as soon as possible to the office manager, building security or law enforcement.

BE ALERT. Anything that seems slightly “out of place” or is occurring at an unusual time of day could be criminal activity.  DO NOT ATTEMPT TO APPREHEND A PERSON COMMITTING A CRIME OR TO INVESTIGATE A SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY.  Call the Sheriff’s Office to report the event.