Running a business can be a lot, but luckily, there are plenty of ways to make things easier. In particular, cooperating with the police, whether it’s through organizations like the National Police Association or special unit task forces, is often ultimately very good for business.
Here are three reasons why.
Every kind of business is a target for all kinds of security risks and for this reason, it’s a good idea to cooperate with the police if you want to benefit from increased security in and around your business premises, effectively reducing the risk of criminal activities.
For example, say you run a convenience store located in a high-crime area and you partner with local police to conduct regular patrols and provide a visible police presence. This cooperation is likely to significantly decrease incidents such as theft and vandalism, making customers feel safer and more likely to shop at the store.
Or say you run a tech startup located in a business park and collaborate with the local police department to organize regular security workshops for employees, teaching staff about cyber threats and physical security measures. This likely means your company being better prepared to safeguard sensitive data and intellectual property.
Positive Public Image
Top businesses have a strongly positive brand reputation for a reason – customer loyalty. You want to build a strong and positive public image for your business, and why not kill multiple birds with one stone by collaborating with the police? It’s how you can show your commitment to safety and responsible corporate citizenship, getting your community to trust you.
For example, say you run a coffee shop located in a diverse neighborhood and collaborate with the police to host “Community Coffee with Cops” events. These casual gatherings encourage open dialogue between the police force and residents, fostering a sense of trust and cooperation. Before long, it’s likely that your coffee shop will become known as a place that cares about the community’s well-being, drawing in customers who appreciate the inclusive atmosphere.
From costly fines and lengthy lawsuits to incarceration, you want to make sure your business operations are on the right side of the law; cooperating with the police in any regard means a significantly lower chance of being legally non-compliant.
For example, say you run a nightclub and work closely with the police to enforce responsible alcohol service and crowd control policies. By collaborating with law enforcement to maintain order and safety, your establishment avoids penalties and maintains its license to operate, ensuring long-term viability in the entertainment industry.
Working together with the police is a smart move for businesses because it means safety, security, and legal compliance. Plus it also gives your business a good reputation in the community, which often means more customers.