There are over 135,000 convenience stores in the United States. Convenience stores are so ubiquitous that over 100 million Americans (nearly one-third of the entire country) visit them on any given day.
Unfortunately, convenience stores are also a frequent target of robberies. In fact, c-stores account for 6% of all robberies. While this might seem like a relatively small number, over time the cost of stolen or damaged merchandise, hiring additional security, and prosecuting suspects adds up.
To protect convenience store owners and member marketers, The State Associations have developed a Silent Witness Program. This program has four specific objectives:
If you are a convenience store owner that is not already participating in the Silent Witness Program, now is the perfect time to take action. This simple step can protect your business and provide you with peace of mind.
The program is simple: If you or one of your employees is the victim of a robbery or other crime, it’s critical that you report the incident to the authorities right away. Part of your company’s crime prevention protocol should also include faxing a copy of your clerk’s crime report to the State Executive so all relevant information is available.
We’ll take care of the rest from there, by providing local media with a press release that includes photos and suspect information as well as information about an award. Protect your business and livelihood and enroll in the Silent Witness Program today. To learn more, we invite you to visit our website.