E-Business Watch

           Similar, E-Neighborhood Watch, E-Business Watch reduces many types of crimes, including shoplifting, theft, burglary, purse snatching, and vandalism against and around business. Just as citizen preparedness and surveillance in Neighborhood Watch programs have led to a reduction of crime in residential areas, this strategy can reduce crime against businesses as well as other crimes.
Get to know your business neighbors. There is a social component to Business Watch. The better you know the people who work in your neighboring businesses, the more likely you -- and they -- are to look out for each other. So make personal contact and let them know you are a member of Business Watch. Talk about how you can work together to prevent crime and keep an eye on each other's business.

In Business Watch areas, crime prevention police officers and business leaders assist business owners, operators, and employees in

- reporting crime: effectively observing and reporting to police on crimes and suspicious activities that could lead to crime;
- operation identification: marking all equipment, machines, etc., with traceable identification numbers for deterrence and tracing;
- robbery prevention: eliminating "easy prey" crime opportunities;
burglary prevention: adding security measures to impede criminals, detect criminal activity, and communicate with the police; and
- self-protection: learning to recognize dangerous situations, and learning how to prevent, avoid, or flee them.


Training available to members

You and your staff can learn about:

  • Employee theft.
  • Robbery prevention.
  • Shoplifting.
  • Identity theft, counterfeit IDs and counterfeit currency.

We have established a communication with the current and future Business Watch groups in Monroe called "E-Business Watch". If you are interested in becoming a member of the Business Watch and be placed on the email system, contact:
Community Resource Officer Eric Walton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Monroe Police E-Business Watch was formed as a "cyber" business watch to supplement our Neighborhood and Business Watch groups.  E-Business Watch is designed to provide Monroe businesses with an easy way to obtain:

  • Monthly Neighborhood Crime Reports
  • Crime Alerts
  • Business Surveys
  • Crime Prevention Messages
  • Community Service Messages

    Many Monroe residents and business professionals are interested in participating in a watch program but are too busy to attend traditional watch meetings.  Monroe E-Business Watch is the answer!