ALERT: Most Commerce City facilities have reopened with restrictions, including modified hours. Most in-person services are available by appointment only. Visit for updates. Commerce City remains under the Safer at Home public health order. 

Business Watch

The goal of the business watch program is to reduce criminal activity and enhance the safety of local businesses.

How crime prevention officers help:

  • Educate employees and management to recognize crime risks and help resolve crime issues
  • Meet with businesses to develop personal contacts and provide information on suspicious activity

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a strategy that uses proper design and effective use of the built environment to reduce crime.

Crime prevention officers provide businesses with a free CPTED assessment and recommendations to deter criminal behavior.

A CPTED assessment will evaluate and make recommendations on the following items:

  • Use of fences, signs, landscaping and good maintenance to convey ownership of the property.
  • Purposeful placement of physical features and activities that allow people to maximize their ability to see what is happening around them.
  • Proper placement of entrances, exits, fencing, landscaping and lighting to discourage criminal activity.