Information for Businesses

 

Dishonored Check Procedures& Guidelines

Includes guidelines and procedures to address dishonored checks (No Account, Account Closed, or Insufficient/Non-Sufficient Funds) and financial transaction card fraud (credit cards, credit plate, charge plate, courtesy card, bank services card, banking card, check guarantee card, debit card, electronic benefit system card, electronic benefit transfer card, assistance transaction card, etc.).

Dishonored Check Packet

 

Active Shooter Awareness

It’s important that businesses and the public be aware of the warning signs of a potential active shooter and what to do if a serious situation like this happens.

What to do if there is an Active Shooter
There have been several high profile "active shooter" incidents around the United States resulting in multiple casualties. It is important for people to be prepared in the event they find themselves in an "active shooter" situation. Please take a few minutes to view the video, Run, Hide, Fight. Although the video does contain some violent scenes, it outlines very practical steps you can take in this situation. Download the Active Shooter Poster for your workplace.

The Department of Homeland Security also has a website (www.dhs.gov/activeshooter) that provides information and free courses, materials and workshops to help better prepare you to deal with an active shooter situation and to raise awareness of behaviors that may represent indicators and characteristics of active shooters.

 

Construction Site Crime Prevention

Construction sites are frequently victimized by vandalism or theft. The Ramsey Police Department is dedicated to helping you maintain a safe work site, but we need your help. There are many easy steps construction companies and individual employees can take to reduce the opportunity for a crime to occur. Follow these construction site crime prevention tips to reduce your chances of being victimized.

 

Gas Drive-Off Policies

When calling the Ramsey Police Department to report the theft of gasoline you are agreeing to pursue prosecution for theft charges and there are specific requirements that must be met. Please review our policy for more information.

 

MN Crime Alert Network

The MN Crime Alert Network is a communication link between law enforcement and local businesses by which important timely crime information can be relayed. The Network uses broadcast fax and electronic mail technology to send crime alerts simultaneously to dozens, hundreds or even thousands of people -- averaging between 5,000 and 8,000 destinations per hour. The law enforcement agency sending the alert chooses both the geographic area and the types of recipients to which the alert should be sent. Alerts are sent directly to those most likely to provide useful information and those potentially affected by the crime or criminal.

Anyone with a fax machine or electronic mail address can apply to be a member of the Network. Members include law enforcement agencies, banks, schools, hospitals, retailers, office and apartment building managers, neighborhood watch members, and others. The Network is administered by the MN Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. You can apply online at www.crimealert.state.mn.us.