Hotel workers turn into crime fighters

Great idea from the Mesa, Ariz., police dept.—the Crime Free Hotel/Motel Program Turns Hotel Workers into Crime-fighters (from Hotel Online). A snip:

    The Mesa program includes a four-hour classroom session that outlines fundamental facts about crime, how to spot some of its telltale signs, and how to discourage it through the use of better locks, outdoor lighting and other practical tips.

    He said the key to the program, however, was the personal rapport that developed between patrol officers and property workers. In Lenexa, selected officers are assigned about a half-dozen properties that become their responsibility.

As someone who actually was menaced by a hotel worker during one long, awful night in Newark eons ago, anything they can do to keep us—and attendees—safe on the road is more than welcomed. Good job, guys.

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