KPD offers crime prevention training to new liquor store owners
KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Washington state is less than a month away from some major changes in the liquor business put in place by Initiative 1183. Police are worried that the privatization of liquor sales could lead to some dangers for employees.
That's why the Kennewick Crime Prevention Specialist, Mike Blatman is offering a free class for all area merchants, dealing with things like shoplifting and robbery prevention.
"Right now the wine is right next to the bread. Is that where they're going to have it now? We don't know. Those are the things they haven't told us. We don't know, so we want to make sure they have information that will make it safe for the employees. So we don't increase their risk and vulnerability to robbery and shoplifting because those are two things we may see an increase in," says Blatman.