Crime Prevention

Our organization has chosen six key pillars directing our mission. These pillars shape our values and guide us as we craft our efforts and our budget each year. Crime Prevention and Safety is one of those important values alongside economic development, destination marketing, transportation/mobility, sustainability, and beautification. In the two decades since we have been established, we have prioritized maintaining productive relationships with Lakewood Police, understanding trends that contribute to increased criminal activity, and focusing on prevention over reaction.

The number of successes we have are innumerable but have included programs such as:

  • Offering free Crime Prevention through Environmental Design analyses to properties on Alameda to offer feedback on inexpensive ways to make properties less attractive to criminals
  • Providing grants to implement many of the security recommendations from the CPTED reports
  • Hosting roundtable discussions with police agents and the business community and much more!


Upcoming Crime and Safety Roundtable Discussion

Next Meetings:

  • June 12: Retail Theft Prevention and Gift Card Scams

The Alameda Corridor Business Improvement District (ACBID) is your secret weapon and is here to help!

Join our FREE Crime Prevention Roundtable with the Lakewood Police, Belmar Target’s Loss Prevention Team, and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department!

Get the upper hand on crime and learn to protect our community as you network with fellow Alameda business owners and law enforcement:

Uncover the latest shoplifting tricks & how to stop them.

Learn proven loss prevention strategies from the experts. 

Gain insights on protecting yourself and vulnerable populations from scams.

When: Wednesday, June 12th, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Where: First Bank Belmar, 550 S. Wadsworth Blvd, Second Floor Conference Room

RSVP Today!

  • Sept 18

  • Dec 11

Did you miss the last roundtable but still want to stay informed? Find a review of all the important takeaways summarized here!

Round Table Takeaways April 2024


Download Additional Resources on Crime Prevention Tips for Businesses.

Learn more about the Crime Prevention resources available to you from the City of Lakewood.

Here are a few tips and strategies to implement to prevent criminal activity around your local community and businesses.