PENSACOLA, Fla. (WALA) - Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan has implemented a program to ensure safety standards are met for convenience stores that are open between 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. The goal of the program is to deter crime and provide a more secure environment for convenience store employees and its patrons.
The Escambia County Sheriff's Office said state certified inspectors meet with business owners and check their store security features, any problems are reported to the Florida Office of the Attorney General. Certain stores are required to meet the standards required by the Convenience Business Security Act.
“Although the State of Florida mandates minimum safety standards for convenience stores, I
believe that the key to convenience store related crime prevention is thorough a concerted effort
between the store owners and local law enforcement," said Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan.
For more information about the program contact David Craig in the ECSO Community Services Unit at (850) 436-9281.
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