Shoplifting, robberies – Kamloops RCMP working to help stop crime before it starts

Kamloops City

2021-02-09 07:05 PST

While lights and sirens may catch the eye of people passing by, the Kamloops RCMP works hard to stop some of those crimes from ever happening.

Throughout January, the Kamloops RCMP Detachment’s Crime Prevention Unit reached out to 83 businesses to provide them with important information on how to help keep their employees, merchandise, and property safe.

Pamphlets for shopping lifting prevention, scams and fraud, and armed robbery, as well as a blue sticker in the shape of a badge with white and yellow words that read Business Watch Participant, are spread out on a blue folder. The pamphlets have photos of a dark hooded figure, yellow crime scene tape and windows.

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In January we saw a number of media advisories asking the public for help in identifying theft suspects, said Corporal Dana Napier of the Crime Prevention Unit. While that was happening, our team was out connecting with local businesses and offering them supports, such as our Business Watch Program.

The Business Watch Program is a partnership program between the City of Kamloops, RCMP, and local businesses to help reduce the threat of crime and enhance a sense of safety and security. The program aims to develop an environment where crime cannot flourish in businesses and shopping districts.

While January saw the Crime Prevention team proactively focus on businesses in the downtown core and lower Sahali area, all businesses are invited to take advantage of the services available, including:

  1. Shoplifting prevention
  2. Robbery prevention
  3. Fraud and scam prevention
  4. Counterfeit currency identification
  5. How and when to report a crime
  6. Operation Identification: marking equipment, machines, and other valuables with traceable identification for deterrence and tracing.

To request Crime Prevention Services:

 

Released by

Cst. Crystal Evelyn

Media Relations Officer
Kamloops RCMP
kamloops.rcmp-grc.gc.ca
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
Office: 250-828-3000
Fax: 250-828-3034

Email: Crystal.Evelyn@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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