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NCJ Number: 97210 Find in a Library
Title: Role of Private Security in Crime Prevention
Journal: Prevention  Volume:2  Issue:4  Dated:(February 1985)  Pages:5-8,13-17
Corporate Author: British Columbia Crime Prevention Assoc
Justice Institute
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: British Columbia Crime Prevention Assoc
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: Various individuals responsible for security in business, industry, and facilities (i.e., stadiums) identify crime prevention measures taken to enhance their private security systems.
Abstract: Eaton's Regional Loss Prevention Manager considers 'attitude, awareness and education' as the keys to preventing crime in stores. The Division Security Manager for Southland Corporation, operator of 7-Eleven convenience stores in Canada, reports several actions to prevent crime. These include improving lighting, moving cash registers to the front, taking posters out of windows to enhance a fishbowl effect, and reducing the amount of money in the registers. The former Loss Prevention Manager for Eddy Bauer's 40 stores in the United States and Canada describes their crime prevention program as employee training. The training of investigators by Canada's insurance industry's Insurance Crime Prevention Bureau emphasizes prevention of vandalism, arson, theft, and burglary. According to the Manager of the Council of Forest Industries of British Columbia (B.C.), programs to prevent the loss and theft of logs are now operational and include log stamping and the use of patrols. The Supervisor of Event Operations at the B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver reports that a full security staff of eight people is supplemented by temporary staff during spectator events and that special staff training is structured for the stadium itself. Photographs are included.
Index Term(s): Business security; Canada; Crime prevention education; Crime prevention training; Facility security; Industrial security; Private police
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