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Business Liaison Unit
 

Unit supervisor: Sgt Vonn Layel 909.798-7681

 

The Business Liaison Unit directly addresses the public safety needs of the city’s downtown business district, bordered by Church Street on the east, Texas Street on the west, Colton Avenue on the north and Olive Avenue on the south.

Sgt. Vonn Layel, supervises the Business Liaison Unit. Officer Jennifer Ramstad is currently assigned to the unit and is to provide a visible presence in the downtown area both night and day, on foot and bicycles, on two-wheeled motorized Segways and in patrol cars.

The officers build relationships with the downtown businesses and use several different strategies to address the many issues that concern the downtown area. Those concerns include vehicle thefts and burglaries, shoplifting, vandalism, traffic and parking issues, panhandling and alcohol-related problems. The unit will also conduct security audits for downtown businesses at no cost to the business.

The officers can be reached at 798-7681 or by e-mail at businessliaison@redlandspolice.org.

 

Community Video Registry

Video surveillance is a powerful tool for safety and security, when used the right way. 

The Redlands Police Department has successfully implemented several video systems, and keeps pace with the current technology and “best practices” in deploying and managing video systems.  The Community Video Registry seeks to expand our partnership with businesses and organizations in our community that either have a video system, or are seeking information on how to add an effective video system to their security plan.

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                      Redlands Police Department Business Watch

What is Business Watch?

Business Watch is a crime prevention program, which enlists the active participation of Business Owners in cooperation with Law Enforcement to reduce crime in their communities.  Its purpose is to reduce crime-related financial losses to businesses and to reduce the fear of crime from both the business owner's and the customers' points of view.
As a partnership, Business Watch works by two-way communication between program members and the Redlands Police Department. Participants will receive a Free Security Assessment of their business. We will provide you with tips on how to make your business safe for customers and less appealing for criminals You will also be signed up for crime alerts allowing you to be alerted of current crime trends. By sharing information with other businesses, you will become more aware of what is happening in your area. 

Getting Started

 

Contact the Redlands Police Department Community Oriented Policing Divisions. 

Email Sgt Vonn Layel or call 909-798-7681.  Please provide the following information: Business name, name of principal contact, business street address, business e-mail address and business phone number.

What happens next?

A free security assessment will be conducted on site at your business by the Redlands Police Department. Your business will be checked for security weaknesses, and recommendations will be made on how to improve these conditions.

You will also be signed up for the Citizen Alert e-mail network which notifies program members about criminal activity. Alerts warn members about counterfeit bills, current business scams, shoplifters, area vandalism, and other topics of interest that may arise.
During the assessment you will be provided a packet with crime prevention information, business contact information, alarm regulations and other ordinances that may affect your business. 

Partnership

Businesses are encouraged to notify the Redlands Police of crimes or suspicious activity at their location. Police will warn the other Business Watch members by forwarding that information over the program's network.

Important Business Watch Concepts:

Get to know the people who operate the neighboring businesses.

These are your neighbors for eight or more hours a day. Making personal contact with your neighbors is the best way to get acquainted. Make an effort to introduce yourself to others in the neighborhood.  The better you know the people who work in your neighboring businesses, the more likely you -- and they -- are to look out for each other. So make personal contact and let them know you are a member of Business Watch. Talk about how you can work together to prevent crime and keep an eye on each other's business.

Watch and report.

If a situation is occurring at the moment but is not an emergency or it is something that occurred while your business was closed, call 909-798-7681.

Engrave your valuable office equipment.

Use your tax identification number or California driver's license number.

 

Business Watch Works!
For more information, call the Redlands Police Department's
Community Oriented Policing Department at (909) 798-7534 ext 2

 

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  1. City Council Closed Session Meeting
    • Start time: 05:00pm
    • End date: Tuesday, September 16th
    • End time: 06:00pm
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  2. Chinese Story Time
    • Start time: 05:45pm
    • End date: Tuesday, September 16th
    • End time: 06:15pm
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    • End time: 08:00pm
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Wednesday, September 17th

  1. Preschool Story Time
    • Start time: 10:15am
    • End date: Wednesday, September 17th
    • End time: 10:45am
    • Come join in the fun of stories and songs and meet new friends! Join us in the Assembly Room each Wednesday morning at 10:15 a.m.

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  2. Post 261 Explorer Meeting
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Wednesday, September 17th
    • End time: 08:30pm
    • Open Enrollment to join the Redlands Explorer Program is in January of every year, but you can pick-up and drop-off applications through-out the entire year at the Fire Administration office. Ages to join are between 15 years To 21 years old.

      Fire Administrative Office
      35 Cajon Street #12
      Redlands, CA 92373

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Thursday, September 18th

  1. Tiny Tot Story Time
    • Start time: 10:40am
    • End date: Thursday, September 18th
    • End time: 10:55am
    • Join us in the Assembly Room each Thursday morning for great songs, and stories!

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  2. Market Night
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End date: Thursday, September 18th
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Established in 1988, Redlands Market Night has established itself as one of the most successful certified farmers markets in Southern California! Vendors vie to participate in the event that has attracted thousands of weekly visitors since its inception. Visitors are welcomed into an inviting atmosphere complete with lighted trees, brick sidewalks, historic buildings, and great musical entertainment. Crowds are pleasantly surrounded by over 150 food and merchandise booths, not to mention the downtown shopkeepers, every Thursday night.

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Friday, September 19th

  1. Talk Like A Pirate day
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End date: Friday, September 19th
    • End time: 05:00pm
    • Come into the Young Readers' Room any time today, talk like a pirate and earn a paper pirate hat!

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Saturday, September 20th

  1. Saturday Morning Certified Farmers Market
    • Start time: 08:00am
    • End date: Saturday, September 20th
    • End time: 11:00am
    • The City’s successful Saturday Morning Certified Farmers Market brings fresh local produce to historic downtown Redlands every Saturday.

      The Saturday Morning Certified Farmers’ Market began June 6, 2009, bringing local growers to the City parking lot south of Redlands Boulevard between Fifth and Sixth streets near Ed Hales Park. The market operates from 8 to 11 a.m. every Saturday, excluding holiday weekends.

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  2. Coffee with the Council
  3. Household Hazardous Waste Collection site
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End date: Saturday, September 20th
    • End time: 12:30pm
    • During operating hours, residents can dispose of household materials including, outdated prescription medication (with the exception of controlled substances), outdated pet prescription medication, paint products, chemical cleaners, pesticides, fertilizers, hobby/pool supplies, automotive oil, filters, brake fluid, transmission fluid, anti-freeze, gasoline, and propane tanks.

      The site does not accept business waste, radioactive wastes, medical waste, explosives, reactives, or asbestos.

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  4. Day For Kids
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End date: Saturday, September 20th
    • End time: 01:00pm
    • The Boys & Girls Club is celebrating its annual Day for Kids event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Redlands Boys & Girls Clubhouse, 1251 Clay St. This year the City of Redlands is partnering with the Club to bring more fun games, activities, entertainment and food to celebrate our community in this block party event. This event is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome to join us for a day of fun.

      For more information, please call the Boys and Girls Club at (888) 882-6535 or the Redlands Community Center at (909) 798-7572.

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  5. Paws To Read
    • Start time: 11:00am
    • End date: Saturday, September 20th
    • End time: 11:30am
    • Join between 5 - 10 dogs in the Assembly Room as the kids read to just one, or all of the dogs! These are trained therapy dogs and they love to listen to the children read them a story!

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Tuesday, September 23rd

  1. Planning Commission Meeting
  2. Chinese Story Time
    • Start time: 05:45pm
    • End date: Tuesday, September 23rd
    • End time: 06:15pm
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Wednesday, September 24th

  1. Preschool Story Time
    • Start time: 10:15am
    • End date: Wednesday, September 24th
    • End time: 10:45am
    • Come join in the fun of stories and songs and meet new friends! Join us in the Assembly Room each Wednesday morning at 10:15 a.m.

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