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Business Watch

Mission Viejo Police Services is committed to developing a partnership with the business community. Modeled after the Neighborhood Watch Program, Business Watch encourages businesses to work together and with law enforcement to prevent crime in the business community. Such cooperative efforts make for a successful crime fighting team and offer mutual aid assistance in time of disaster. This program is free and available to all storefront businesses in the city.  

The key to creating and maintaining a successful Business Watch program is involving employers and employees to develop a comprehensive approach to safety for each individual business as well as the entire business community. Listed below are some of the many benefits that the Mission Viejo Business Watch program provides. 

Prompt notification in an emergency    

The program is based upon a confidential listing, maintained by the Orange County Sheriff's Department, of emergency numbers and contact persons for local businesses. Each business will have an individually assigned sticker with a Business Watch number for placement on the storefront window or door. If a Deputy encounters an emergency situation occurring after business hours at the location, the contact person or responsible party will be notified immediately. This would be in addition to any private security the business may employ.

Crime alert bulletins 

An updated list of participating community businesses will allow for quick distribution of Business Watch crime alert bulletins. The bulletins will be emailed directly to participating businesses and will describe recent crimes of interest to the business community, including descriptions of persons and type of crimes involved. These warnings will also be posted on the Police Services website

Training bulletins and Seminars  

These Crime Prevention events are tailored to crime trends as well as business and community needs. Seminars would ensure everyone is alert and aware of crime prevention practices to help keep your business safe. Scheduled during hours of your convenience.

Sign Up Now   

Register for Business Watch Today to be a part of this free, beneficial program! For more information email: crimeprevention@cityofmissionviejo.org