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Befriend Police, Reduce Crime

Your top theft prevention tool may wear blue.

Most people call the police after a theft or break-in. At that point, theft prevention is too late. Your stuff is gone, and it's unlikely that police will recover it unless you have given them serial numbers of everything that was taken. A church security expert suggests that ministries might improve their resistance to property crimes by calling police beforehand.

"Police really want to be involved," says John Casey, president of the National Association of Church and School Security. "But they won't call churches and say, 'Can we see you?'"

Enlisting your local police department's help may be the most affordable, effective way to strengthen your ministry's defense against property crimes, Casey suggests.

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  • March 1, 2013

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