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Springfield Police Launch Business Watch Training

Springfield Police Launch Business Watch Training

By Don Louzader. CREATED May 30, 2013

Do you know how to protect your business against theft and vandalism and keep it safe for yourself and customers? It can be as easy as varying the times you handle company cash, or keeping windows clear of posters and signage.

The Springfield Police Department has launched Business Watch – a Neighborhood Watch-style program for business managers and employees – and is offering two sessions for the public at library branches June 12 and 20.

The Springfield Police Department is offering a program to help business managers and employees keep their property crime free.

The following is from an edited news release by the Springfield-Greene County Library District.

Officer David Snider of the Crime Prevention Unit will conduct the two-hour sessions

Wednesday, June 12, 2-4 p.m. in the Library Center auditorium, 4653 S. Campbell Ave.

Thursday, June 20, 2-4 p.m. in the Library Station Frisco Room, 2535 N. Kansas Expressway.

Business Watch is designed to teach people how to create clean and inviting buildings and campuses that are crime-free. Sessions focus on crime prevention through environmental design. For example, Snider cautions against excessive signage in store windows, saying it’s better to make the interior of the business visible to passers-by.

For more information call 616-0564.

Don Louzader

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I’ve been a member of the KTTS News Team since 1995, and have been news director since 2004.