There are many ways you can prevent crime affecting your business.
Police have worked with Greater East Tamaki Business Assn (GETBA) to provide simple, effective crime prevention techniques through a series of short video clips.
You can watch Police officers demonstrate easy crime prevention techniques in English or Mandarin (Chinese) on the GETBA website.
- Trespassing is entering someone’s private property or place of work without permission.
- Trespassing is a crime.
- If someone is trespassing, they can be asked to leave or they can be given a trespass notice.
- Anyone can be given a trespass notice, including children. For example, if someone has stolen something from a shop, the shop owner can give that person a trespass notice.
- The trespass notice is a formal request to stay away from the property.
- If a person ignores the trespass notice and tries to come onto the property, then police can be called to come and remove the person.
- Police can arrest someone for trespassing.
- A person can be fined up to $1000 or sent to prison for up to three months for trespassing.
- A trespass notice can prevent someone from going onto the property for as long as two years.