Stockton Police encourages businesses to participate in the Business Watch Program. As members, you can communicate with businesses around you. Increased awareness helps deter crime for everyone.
Sign up to participate in the City of Stockton Stockton Police Department Alerts by email. Choose from four these Stockton Police Alert options:
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Create your own "Watch," which could be a few nearby businesses, an office building, or an entire commercial district. Ask neighboring businesses for major areas of concern.
Choose a convenient time for the majority of area business people. Early morning or noon is probably best. Contact the Stockton Police Community Services Division to attend the meeting.
A police representative will attend and discuss how Business Watch works. Allow time for everyone to describe their crime concerns. Distribute crime prevention information.
Gather emails and phone numbers at the meeting and email to all members of the "Watch" to use if any trouble arises.
Invite the media and neighboring residents to celebrate the beginning of your crime prevention program. This lets the city know your district is getting tough on crime.
Encourage Watch coordinators to send email notifications regularly about upcoming events or happenings in the area.
These are your neighbors for eight or more hours a day. Make an effort to introduce yourself.
Report suspicious behavior to the Stockton Police Department immediately. Create an area map to explain your location to the police. If there's a problem, each merchant is responsible for emailing the group.
Sign up for a free security survey arranged by the Stockton Police. We will check your business for security weaknesses and recommend improvements.
Use your tax identification number or California driver's license number.
Post signs and stickers alerting others that your block of businesses is organized and ready to report suspicious activities.
Signs can be helpful to address trespassing, loitering and parking issues. Explore the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Vehicle Code in External Links below for:
For more information, call the Stockton Police Department Community Services Division.
CA Department of Motor Vehicles DMV Vehicle Code - Notice to Department of Justice
CA Department of Motor Vehicles DMV Vehicle Code - Parking for the Disabled
CA Department of Motor Vehicles DMV Vehicle Code - Private Parking Facilities
CA Department of Motor Vehicles DMV Vehicle Code - Removal from Private Property
This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 10/4/2016