Keeping your business safe is a consistent issue on any commercial corridor, but in the last year the area around Eastern Market has seen over 220 thefts from properties, higher than any other crime category. As we work to increase sidewalk/alley lighting and work with Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) to continue making the neighborhood safer, EMMS wants to ensure that you have the right tools in hand to protect your business and your employees.
We strongly encourage all business owners and managers to take advantage of DC's Private Security Camera Rebate Program, which is a rebate for businesses to purchase and install security camera systems on their property and register them with MPD. The program provides a rebate of up to $200 per camera, with a maximum rebate of up to $750 for commercial properties. Visit https://ovsjg.dc.gov/page/private-security-camera-rebate-program for details.
In addition, EMMS Technical Assistance Grants can be used for items like additional security cameras, motion sensor lighting, alarm and anti-theft installations, etc. The next grant cycle will open in Fall 2019.
Need assistance or have questions?
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