Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date November 9, 2005
Contact Lieutenant Tim Bacon
Phone (951) 715-3429


Holiday Business Watch Campaign



Riverside, Ca- On November 10, 2005 the Riverside Police Department will launch a Holiday Business Watch Campaign that will continue through January 3, 2006. Police Chief Russ Leach recognizes that crime can cost businesses billions of dollars each year, especially during the holiday season. It can cost small businesses and customers both financially and emotionally after a wave of crime. If you have business products, inventory, equipment or money, you have what someone else wants and you need to protect your assets. The holiday season is no time to be a victim!

In partnership with the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce, the Riverside Police Department will offer and schedule seminars at no cost to area businesses on a variety of crime prevention issues including but not limited to:


Identity Theft
Credit Card and Check Fraud
Employee Theft (shrinkage)
Lighting, Landscaping and Locks

You can schedule a Crime Prevention seminar by calling your Neighborhood Community Policing Coordinator:

North Neighborhood Policing Center
Nancy Castillo - (951) 320 8042

East Neighborhood Policing Center
Petite Cunningham - (951) 320 8070
Shene Turner - (951) 320-6074

Central Neighborhood Policing Center
Nila Kinney - (951) 320-8082

West Neighborhood Policing Center
Antoinette Alexander - (951) 358-2700

Crime Free Resource Line
Lt. Tim Bacon - (951) 715-3429


The Riverside Police Department encourages you to take precautions for a safe and joyful holiday season. Remember, the holiday season is no time to be a victim!