What is a Business Watch? 

A Business Watch establishes communication links among various businesses within a specific geographic area such as a plaza, mall, complex, or city block.  Each business works with the others to keep the Police Department informed of any activity that could be considered criminal in nature.  Keeping Police informed of frequent day-to-day concerns helps our Patrol Officers and Strategic Community Officers work effectively with you.

How do I start a Business Watch?

Step 1: Talk to the surrounding businesses in your area to gauge interest. 

Step 2: Contact the Community Service Officer assigned to your district to schedule an on-site visit.

Where is your Policing District?

Click here to review the Policing District Map.

During an on-site visit, we will create a contact list for all of the businesses within your group. 

Step 3: Invite your neighbors to the first meeting.


Community Service Officer Contact Information:

Seaport and Park Policing Districts

CSO Andrea Castro

Phone: 209-937-5479

Email: Andrea.Castro@stocktonca.gov


Valley Oak and Bear Creek Policing Districts

CSO Debbie Lopez

Phone: 209-937-8796

Email: Debbie.Lopez@stocktonca.gov


Lakeview and Civic Policing Districts

CSO Alisa Buell

Phone: 209-937-7258

Email: Alisa.Buell@stocktonca.gov