Merchant Watch Program

Merchants actively participate in cooperation with law enforcement to reduce crime in their business corridors. You may hear this program called Merchant Watch, Business Alert, or Business Watch. But the idea is the same: Merchants looking out for each other.



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

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