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New program on the South Coast helping businesses to prevent burglaries

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City of Goleta
Businesses in Goleta can get free burglary prevention advice

With the time change just around the corner, nights will get darker earlier.

Long dark evenings can provide more opportunities for would be criminals.

Goleta business owners can now receive a free onsite inspection with personalized tips in preventing burglaries.

Ehren Rauch is the City of Goleta’s Community Resource Deputy, who provides the free assessments to Goleta businesses to help deter burglaries.

Rauch says that taking preemptive measures can help prevent break-ins.

“By taking preemptive measures, businesses can help prevent crime and deter would-be criminals. Our goal is to maintain an open line of communication with local businesses. The Sheriff’s Office takes the community’s safety seriously and looks forward to working together to keep Goleta safe,” Deputy Rauch said.

Goleta business owners can book an appointment to receive an onsite inspection and personalized tips.

Deputy Rauch will come to your business and provide tips on what the business can do to improve employee safety and prepare against burglaries and robberies.

To promote the new service, the City of Goleta partnered with the Goleta Police Department to publish a brochure that provides information on how to book an assessment and includes important tips for businesses such as what to do to avoid a robbery, what to do if a robbery occurs, proper design recommendations and video surveillance advice. The brochure is available at the Sheriff’s substation at the Camino Real Marketplace (7042 Marketplace Drive), Goleta City Hall (130 Cremona Drive) and the Goleta Valley Library (500 N. Fairview Avenue).

You can view the brochure with the full list of tips here, or on their website at

Goleta business owners who want to schedule a free assessment with CRD Rauch, can call (805) 968-3878 or email

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