Merchant Watch helps local businesses:
Get to know each other and their residential neighbors.
Receive training on how to recognize and report suspicious activity in their business district.
Implement crime prevention techniques.
Receive free security inspections upon request.
Who can participate?
Any business in the City of Oakland, small or large
Non-commercial residences within a business corridor
People interested in starting a business
Helpful Forms and Toolkits
- Merchant Watch Brochure
- Merchant Watch Safety Booklet
- Security Camera Tips: Security camera basics (PDF PPT slides), Surveillance Systems Toolkit, FBI: Caught on Camera on YouTube
- Robbery Prevention: Are You Smart with Your Phone? English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese
- Auto Crimes Prevention: Keeping Windows in Your Car English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese