The Division of Capitol Police Commonwealth of Virginia

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Workplace Theft Prevention

Things You Can Do
  • Lock your purse, wallet, or other personal belongings in the desk when leaving for lunch or breaks, and take the key with you.
  • Take your purse, wallet, keys, or any medications you might need with you during a building evacuation.
  • Lock up valuables when leaving for the day, both personal property and state property.
  • If a crime occurs in your work area, leave the area alone in case evidence can be obtained.
  • Call the police IMMEDIATELY to report larcenies that occur in your workplace.

Things You Shouldn’t Do
  • Don’t leave valuables in plain sight.
  • Don’t make it known that you leave cash in your desk or office.
  • Don’t leave cash in your desk or office if you don’t have to.

The Majority of Larcenies From State Office Buildings Are Preventable.


If you or someone you know has information regarding any crime in the Metro Richmond area please call the Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. You don't have to give your name and your information could be worth up to a $1000 cash reward.

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