Fredericton / News / Police blog

Protecting your business during COVID-19

With many businesses closed during the COVID-19 state of emergency, property and business owners should consider how they can keep their buildings and operations safe and secure. Here are some helpful tips:

  • Consider leaving some  lights on
  • Remove ALL cash and receipts
  • Do not leave any valuables clearly visible or accessible
  • All safes and tills should be emptied and moved off-site for safe storage
  • Keep all cash drawers open to show that nothing is in the drawers
  • All ATM’s should be emptied and moved off-site for safe storage
  • All alcohol products removed from bar and put in secured storage areas (no alcohol left visible from outside)
  • Consider posting “NO CASH or Valuables on Premises” signage
  • Deactivate all scheduled FOB door openings (ie. Cleaners, deliveries, etc)
  • Disconnect all kitchen gas lines from their gas source
  • Make regular site visits to monitor your shop/business and to manage inventory and storage conditions (consider scattering the times this is done to not establish a pattern)

Remember the Fredericton Police continue to be out and about patrolling in the community, but we need your help too! Report any suspicious activity to police by calling 460-2300 or in an emergency dial 9-1-1.