Electricians for a Bradenton. Fla., contractor have been training for a mobile business crime watch program. The program has Bradenton company employees look for signs of crime as they are out conducting everyday business. The contractor, Rayco Electric, became the pioneer member of the mobile watch when police recently investigated suspicious activity near Rayco allegedly perpetrated by transients, according to a story about the program in the Bradenton Herald.
The Rayco Electric employees went into training for the program, learning to look for behavior that seems out of place and who to call when a crime seems to be in the offing. Rayco's electricians were enthusiastic about the task, the Herald reported. Each took away a folder of law enforcement contact numbers and instructions on how to identify key suspect features.
They learned to be aware of people trying doors or windows in neighborhoods, sitting in cars for long periods of time or concealing what seem to be weapons. They were also encouraged to be aware of their surroundings in client homes and to note signs of illegal activity or abusive situations involving children or vulnerable adults.