The Savage Police and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety are inviting anyone with a fax machine or fax modem to join a network of retailers, property managers, apartment managers, hospitals, schools, and others in the community who are sharing information about crime.
The program is called the Minnesota Crime Alert Network.
The Network enables any law enforcement officer in the state to use any fax machine to send a crime alert to any selected group of businesses or organizations. The alerts go instantly to dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of locations and can be targeted to specific types of Network members such as general retailers, office property managers, jewelers, liquor stores, or schools, as well as to particular geographic areas.
All new members receive a 90-day trial membership. At the end of 90 days, if your satisfied with the Network, you will be billed just $12.00 for your annual membership. If you choose to discontinue the Crime Alerts at the end of your trial period you will be removed from the Network and will owe nothing.
For more information or to apply for the program, call:
Savage Police Department
You may also visit the State's web site for the Crime Alert Network.
The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program is a nation wide program currently in over 38 states and 3 provinces in Canada. Currently it is being used in over 75 cities in the State of Minnesota.
The Savage Police Department implemented the Crime Free Programs in 2000. There are currently 16 properties in the City of Savage that are active in the programs.
Download the following brochure to learn more about this program. Crime Free Multi-Housing
The Business Alert Network or Business Watch program, like Neighborhood Watch, is designed to enhance community security through heightened awareness and open communication between police and citizens. It helps reduce crimes in commercial areas, particularly shoplifting, theft, burglaries, purse snatching, drug dealing, and vandalism. The Business Watch program helps build relationships between storeowners and employees within a particular geographic area. By watching out for each other, businesses can maintain a safer working and shopping atmosphere within and around their establishment. A communication system, such as a fax network and email, between the businesses and law enforcement is established to pass on information about suspicious persons or activities.
With your support, we hope to provide you and your employees with the following:
Training opportunities to learn how to reduce losses from robbery, larceny, fraud, shoplifting, counterfeiting, and internal theft.
Increased awareness of criminal laws affecting the protection of your business.
Empowerment to actively participate in crime prevention efforts and programs, in workplace and at home.
Increased communication between the business community and the Savage Police Department, including information on crime trends affecting the business community.
Security surveys to examine strategies for improving the safety and security of your business.
Business Alert Network window sticker for your business.
We look forward to establishing relationships with you and your employees. If you would like your business to become a member of BAN, please contact the Savage Police Department at 952.882.2600.
Contact the Savage Police Department at 952.882.2600 for a security survey of your property.
In case of emergencies, or needs that arise in your area, the City of Savage maintains a Business Registry as a tool to help the municipality maintain contact with businesses. We cannot emphasize enough the importance of accurate contact information in case it is needed for fire, police, or water emergencies.
Please help the City of Savage maintain this important contact base by participating in the Business Registry Program.
Print out an informational brochure on the Business Registry Program. Business Registry Brochure
The Best Practices Program is a joint effort by the City of Savage, health professionals, school officials, businesses, and vendors to eliminate illegal sales of alcohol and tobacco to youth. It is a voluntary program offered to liquor and tobacco license holders in the city. The program offers incentives to the licensees to undertake certain practices believed to be helpful in avoiding sales to minors.
Attending Server Awareness Training is beneficial to servers and owners alike. Attending the class will help foster a better understanding of teamwork among businesses, the community and law enforcement in limiting youth access to alcohol and tobacco. During the training the process of compliance checks and the consequences of failing one will be discussed. The class stresses an interest in assuring that servers do not face criminal and civil penalties and provides techniques for identifying fake IDs.
Upon completion of this two hour training, attendees will be provided with a Verification of Attendance Certificate by the State of Minnesota (Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division – AGED). This certificate meets the requirements of insurance providers who are requiring many businesses to attend this type of training. Please check with your insurance provider to validate this approval.
At the present time, alcohol compliance checks are not mandated by the State or the City of Savage. However, as part of the Best Practices Program, the City of Savage conducts unannounced checks at least once each calendar year at all on-sale and off-sale licensed premises.
This report is completed by merchants when they have a report of a gas drive-off without paying. This report is a .pdf file and may be printed, completed by hand, and handed to an officer. Merchant Drive-off Report
In the event that a vehicle leaves without paying for gas, merchants need to call Scott County Dispatch at 952.445.1411, and then immediately fill out the form. The form should be completed by the time the officer arrives.
If all pertinent information is completed, officers will be able to prosecute with this report.