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BPD and Trans-West teaming up to conduct courtesy checks on local businesses

Posted at 3:57 PM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 18:59:40-04

BAKERSFEILD, Calif. — The Bakersfield Police Department said it is teaming up with Trans-West Security to conduct courtesy checks on local businesses.

According to a video posted Thursday by BPD, these checks are meant to assist businesses and better secure them against burglaries. Officers will leave a courtesy check card for the business with suggestions on how to improve security.

The cards outline things such as unlocked doors, open/broken windows, broken/out lights, or windows covered by bushes or trees.

BPD would like the public to know that if you see one of these cards on your business, it is not a ticket. For more information or if you would like a free Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design inspection, call (661) 326-3053.