About Business Watch Tampa

About Business Watch

Fighting crime. Without the capes.

Business Watch Tampa is a free program offered by the City of Tampa Police Department that encourages neighboring businesses to become each others’ eyes and ears. It first launched in Ybor City with dramatic results: crime was reduced by 60% during the day and 50% at night.

Your new business partners.

You’ll get to know a specially assigned group of Tampa Police Officers dedicated to your community. You’ll have access to a dedicated phone line in case you have any questions or concerns.  Safety and Awareness seminars as well as Active Shooter Presentations are available upon request.

Your badge of safety.

You’ll receive a Business Watch window decal with membership that enables our officers to contact your designee[s] after-hours if the need arises.

Strength in numbers.

As a member, you’ll not only enjoy the positive effects of doing business in a safer community, you’ll also be part of your community’s collective voice to address any concerns. The more businesses that join, the more you can achieve. So tell your neighbors! Share on Facebook.

Who can join?

Any business, residential community, religious organization, civic association, or educational facility within Tampa’s city limit are eligible to join Business Watch Tampa. Currently there are Business Watch Tampa groups in Ybor City, Downtown Tampa, South Tampa Soho and Westshore.